One day after interviewing Seattle assistant Tom Cable for the head coach job, the 49ers on Monday are turning their attention to the Seahawks’ front office.
Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner is scheduled to interview with 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, a source told CSNBayArea.com.
The Seahawks’ other co-director of player personnel, Scott Fitterer, is scheduled to interview with the 49ers after Kirchner.
The Seahawks were eliminated from the NFC playoffs on Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons and their employees are eligible to be hired immediately.
All indications are the 49ers are waiting for Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan or New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, whose teams advanced to the conference title games. But McDaniels announced Monday morning that he plans to stay in New England.
The 49ers are reportedly “honing in on” hiring Shanahan, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday, citing sources.
McDaniels has pulled his name out of the coaching search Monday to focus on the playoffs and will remain with the Patriots for the 2017 season.
"At this time, it's best for my family and myself to remain here," said during a conference call with reports on Monday.
Cable, 52, the Seahawks’ offensive line/assistant head coach, joined Pete Carroll’s staff in 2011. He served as Raiders head coach from 2008 to ’10, taking over that duty on an interim basis after replacing Lane Kiffin.
The Raiders were 17-27 under Cable, whose tenure with the Raiders was marked by controversy. In August 2009, he allegedly punched assistant Randy Hanson during an altercation at the team’s training camp in Napa. Hanson reportedly sustained a broken jaw.
Moreover, ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reported in 2009 that Cable abused three separate women – two of whom made their allegations in interviews – dating back more than 20 years.
Kirchner interviewed for general manager positions with Detroit and the New York Jets the past two years. His focus has been more on the professional scouting side with the Seahawks. He helped facilitate the trades to acquire Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy Graham, as well as the free-agent signings of Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril.
Fitterer’s emphasis has bee more on evaluating college prospects. He’s had influence in the Seahawks’ drafts, which have netted such stars as Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.