Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Niners fire Singletary

Mike Singletary

San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary looks on from the sidelines during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


When 49ers owner Jed York declined on Sunday to commit that coach Mike Singletary would be coaching the team next week, the message was clear: Singletary wouldn’t be coaching the team next year.

As it turns out, he won’t be coaching the team next week. David White of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Singletary has been fired.

He got the job on an interim basis in 2008, after Mike Nolan was fired. Rumors of a firing had swirled for weeks, but the 49ers opted to stay put, presumably because the 49ers remained alive for the NFC West crown despite being 5-9.

After the 49ers lost to the Rams on Sunday, finally putting them out of their and everyone else’s misery, the Niners could make their move.

UPDATE: The Niners have announced the move. And if you had Jim Tomsula in the office pool as the likely interim head coach, congratulations.