Adam Gase, 36, interviewed for the 49ers’ head-coaching vacancy on Jan. 2. With the Broncos’ exit from the playoffs, he is available to be hired at any time.
And according to an NFL Network report, San Francisco is expected to meet with and make a final push to hire Gase as Jim Harbaugh's replacement.
John Fox, 59, and the Broncos “mutually agreed” to part ways, as Fox told Fox Sports reporter Jay Glazer on Monday afternoon. Fox’s teams have were 46-18 the four seasons in Denver, but the Broncos lost two playoff openers in the past three seasons.
Gase, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who is scheduled for a second interview with the Raiders on Tuesday, and every Broncos assistant coach were told they have permission to seek other opportunities, according to multiple reports.
The 49ers have no known second interviews scheduled, as their search continues to replace Harbaugh.
One league source told CSNBayArea.com on Monday that multiple general managers around the league consider Jim Tomsula the front-runner for the 49ers’ job. Tomsula is not known to have conducted a formal interview with 49ers CEO Jed York, general manager Trent Baalke and president Paraag Marathe.