Former NFL head coach Mike Shanahan, who interviewed extensively with the 49ers last offseason, will reportedly get another meeting for the team’s head-coaching vacancy, ESPN's Dianna Russini reported Tuesday afternoon.
After initially reporting an interview for Wednesday was scheduled, Russini updated that the meeting set up for New York between Shanahan and the 49ers was "on hold for now." CSNBayArea.com has not confirmed the 49ers' interest in Shanahan, and no other media outlet has reported that an interview is likely.
CEO Jed York is scheduled to be in New York for a meeting of NFL owners. General manager Trent Baalke, who is leading the 49ers' coaching search, is believed to still be in the Bay Area.
Buffalo Bills assistant head coach/running backs Anthony Lynn is also scheduled to meet with the 49ers this week.
Meanwhile, New Orleans coach Sean Payton also appears to be on the 49ers’ radar. The 49ers are believed to be interested in the possibility of trading for Payton’s services. The NFL Network reports Payton will coach next season with either the Saints or 49ers.
Shanahan, 63, has been an NFL head coach for 20 seasons. He has not worked since Washington fired him at the end of the 2013 season after his controversial handling of quarterback Robert Griffin.
Shanahan won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos in 1997 and ’98. But after the retirement of Hall-of-Fame quarterback John Elway, Shanahan’s teams won only one playoff game in his final 14 seasons as coach.
Shanahan was on coach George Seifert's staff in 1994 as offensive coordinator for the 49ers' last Super Bowl championship. He was hired as Broncos head coach the following season.