Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase became available to be hired as a head coach on Sunday with the Broncos’ exit from the AFC playoffs.
Gase interviewed with 49ers CEO Jed York, general manager Trent Baalke and president Paraag Marathe on Jan. 2.
New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, whose teams advanced Saturday to their respective conference championships, are not allowed to have second interviews with the 49ers until after those games. They are the only two known candidates for the job who the 49ers cannot hire at any time.
If the 49ers have not filled the opening before next week’s games, they will be allowed to conduct second interviews with McDaniels and Quinn next week -– even if their teams advance to the Super Bowl.
But, according to the NFL’s anti-tampering policy, no initial interview may be conducted after the divisional playoff weekend for any assistant coach whose team is still participating in the postseason.
Here’s the list of confirmed interviews for the 49ers head-coaching job:
Vic Fangio, 49ers defensive coordinator, interviewed Tuesday, Dec. 30
Dan Quinn, Seattle defensive coordinator, interviewed Tuesday, Dec. 30
Mike Shanahan, ex-Washington, Denver, L.A. Raiders coach, interviewed Thursday, Jan 1
Adam Gase, Denver offensive coordinator, interviewed Friday, Jan. 2
Josh McDaniels, New England offensive coordinator, interviewed Saturday, Jan. 3
Rex Ryan, ex-New York Jets coach, interviewed Sunday, Jan. 4. HIRED by Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 11
Teryl Austin, Detroit defensive coordinator, interviewed Thursday, Jan. 8
Todd Bowles, Arizona defensive coordinator, interviewed Friday, Jan. 9