49ers' Manusky set to interview for Panthers job

January 5, 2011, 12:48 am
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Jan. 4, 2011MAIOCCO ARCHIVE49ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOMatt MaioccoCSNBayArea.comThe 49ers have granted permission to the Carolina Panthers to interview defensive coordinator Greg Manusky for the team's head-coaching job, a league source Tuesday told Comcast SportsNet.Manusky, 44, is scheduled to interview with the Panthers over the weekend. The Panthers are looking to replace John Fox, who spent nine seasons as head coach. The Panthers own the No. 1 overall pick in the draft after posting a 2-14 record. RELATED: NFL Team Stats
Manusky has served as 49ers defensive coordinator the past four seasons. The 49ers ranked 13th in the NFL in total defense this season.He came to the 49ers in 2007 after working under Marty Schottenheimer five seasons as San Diego Chargers linebackers coach. He also worked under Schottenheimer for one season with the Washington Redskins. He played 12 seasons in the NFL as a linebacker and special-teams player with Washington, Minnesota and Kansas City.
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