Niners coach Mike Singletary offered former Rams head coach Scott Linehan the position of offensive coordinator, it was learned this evening. Linehan met with Singletary and GM Scot McCloughan on Thursday. It was his second interview for the job.
Linehan, 45, wants to get back into coaching after getting fired four games into the season. He is expected to meet with his family before informing the 49ers of his decision. Linehan and his wife, Kristen, are the parents of three boys, ages 7, 11 and 13.
Linehan emerged as the team’s choice after Singletary and McCloughan interviewed four candidates for the job. Rob Chudzinski, Rick Dennison and Clyde Christensen also had formal interviews for the position.