49ers' Potential D-Coordinators Have Other Suitors

By Sajid Farooq
|  Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011  |  Updated 10:45 AM PDT
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49ers' Potential D-Coordinators Have Other Suitors

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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Stanford Cardinal looks on after Stanford won 40-12 against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Now that the hysteria of the 49ers landing Jim Harbaugh as the team's head coach is wearing off, it's time for the former Stanford man to get down to work.

No. 1 on his agenda is determining who, if anyone, from Mike Singletary's regime will stay on as a coach next season.

Monday Harbaugh met with the team's current stable of assistant coaches and one coach who looks like he won't be back is defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.

Harbaugh granted the team's top defensive play caller for the past four years permission to speak with other teams. Arizona and Dallas are both reported to be interested in Manusky.

He could also return to San Diego, where Manusky was an assistant coach before joining the 49ers, if current Chargers Defensive Coordinator Ron Rivera becomes the head coach in Carolina.

Harbaugh is expected to name current Stanford Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio as the 49ers top defensive coach but there could be competition for him as well.

ESPN reports that the Cowboys are also interested in Fangio and have already spoken to the former NFL assistant about its defensive coordinator position.

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