The Raiders interviewed 49ers tight ends coach Eric Mangini on Monday, a source confirmed to CSN Bay Area later that evening.
The Associated Press first reported the news.
Mangini has been a head coach twice before, guiding the New York Jets from 2006-08, before taking the same post with the Cleveland Browns from 2009-2010. He has a 33-48 record as a head coach, with one postseason berth.
He spent the last two seasons with the 49ers in Santa Clara. Despite two head-coaching stints, he is just 43 years old.
The Raiders have cranked up their coaching search in recent days, with confirmed discussions with Indianapolis offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. They’ve also reportedly interviewed former Raiders, Washington and Denver head Mike Shanahan and Philadelphia offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.
They’ve declared interest in speaking with Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, but a source said earlier Monday that no interview has been scheduled yet, though it’s still believed to be in the works.