Vance Joseph

Broncos hire 49ers head coach candidate

Broncos hire 49ers head coach candidate

Four NFL head-coaching vacancies remain after the Denver Broncos on Wednesday announced a four-year contract with former Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.

Joseph, who served as an assistant with the 49ers under Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary from 2005 to ’10, was scheduled to interview with the 49ers on Thursday.

The 49ers appear intent on hiring an offensive-minded head coach. The only other defensive coach to interview for the vacancy, Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, was offered the job during a second interview with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, according to the Buffalo News and other media reports.

The Los Angeles Rams have a second interview with Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay, according to multiple reports. The 49ers interviewed McVay, the grandson of longtime 49ers executive John McVay, on Monday.

The top candidates for the 49ers’ head-coaching vacancy appear to be New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

CEO Jed York and Paraag Marathe, the 49ers’ chief strategy officer and vice president of football operations, are conducting interviews simultaneously for the coach and general manager positions. The 49ers hope to hire individuals for those positions who will work well together.

ESPN analyst Louis Riddick appears to be aligned with McDaniels, while it is believed Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough prefers Kyle Shanahan as his coach.

The 49ers last week interviewed Green Bay executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst, both of whom made favorable impressions with York and Marathe, a source told CSNBayArea.com

The 49ers are also scheduled to interview Seattle offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable on Sunday and Seattle co-directors of player personnel Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer on Monday.

Upcoming 49ers interviews
Friday, Jan. 13
Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough (GM)

Sunday, Jan. 15
Seattle offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable (coach)

Monday, Jan. 16
Seattle co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer (GM)
Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner (GM)
 

Report: Joseph to interview with 49ers -- if Broncos don't hire him

Report: Joseph to interview with 49ers -- if Broncos don't hire him

The 49ers are reportedly scheduled to interview Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for the team’s head-coaching job.

But the Denver Broncos might have something to say about that.

Joseph, who is scheduled to interview Tuesday with the Broncos, is considered a top candidate to replace Gary Kubiak, who resigned after the team’s final game of the season.

Joseph will interview with the 49ers if the Broncos do not hire Joseph before that, ESPN reported.

Joseph, 44, began his pro coaching career with the 49ers as a defensive backs coach from 2005 to ’10. After coaching the secondary with Houston and Cincinnati, Joseph was hired as defensive coordinator this season on Adam Gase’s staff with the Dolphins.

49ers interviews
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Buffalo interim head coach Anthony Lynn (coach)

Thursday, Jan. 5
Green Bay director of football operations Eliot Wolf (GM)
Green Bay director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst (GM)

Friday, Jan. 6
Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton (GM)
Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (coach)

Saturday, Jan. 7
New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (coach)

Sunday, Jan. 8
Indianapolis vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III (GM)

Monday, Jan. 9
Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay (coach)
Carolina assistant general manager Brandon Beane (GM)

Tuesday, Jan. 10
Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott (coach)
ESPN analyst Louis Riddick (GM)

Thursday, Jan. 12
Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph (coach)

Sunday, Jan. 15
Seattle offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable (coach)

Monday, Jan. 16
Seattle co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer (GM)
Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner (GM)
 

Source: 49ers expected to interview Joseph, but meeting not set

Source: 49ers expected to interview Joseph, but meeting not set

Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is expected to interview for the 49ers’ head-coaching opening, but a source told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday the meeting has not yet been scheduled.

The Dolphins are set to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in the AFC wild-card round of the playoffs. Joseph wouldn't be allowed to interview until next week. Joseph was on the original short list of 49ers candidates that CSNBayArea.com reported on Monday, citing league sources.

Joseph is also expected to interview with the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos, according to separate reports from ESPN and NFL reporter Rand Getlin.

Joseph, 44, began his pro coaching career with the 49ers as a defensive backs coach from 2005 to ’10. After coaching the secondary with Houston and Cincinnati, Joseph was hired as defensive coordinator this season on Adam Gase’s staff with the Dolphins.