Singletary deal is done

The 49ers have announced that Mike Nolan has been fired, and Mike Singletary has signed a deal through the end of the season to become the interim coach.

“This decision was difficult because Mike has been both a friend and valued coach of our team,” general manager Scot McCloughan said in a statement. “I have a great deal of respect for Mike and his family.  But my first obligation is always to do what is in the best interest of our fans and the entire 49ers organization.  It is for this reason that we’ve made the decision to give the head coaching role to Mike Singletary.

 

“I am confident that Mike Singletary’s leadership ability along with his experience as both a Hall of Fame player and coach gives him the ability to turn our season around.”

 

There will be noon press conference on Tuesday.

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