Coaches yet to draw interest, but Gamble hot GM candidate

January 3, 2013, 3:45 pm
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SANTA CLARA -- All the 49ers coaches were on the practice field Thursday, as it appears none of the team's assistants will be called upon during their window to interview for head-coaching openings.

Seven NFL head coaches were fired at the conclusion of the regular season, and league rules allow for assistants of teams with first-round playoff byes one week to interview for those openings. The 49ers, the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs, do not play this weekend. The team opens the NFC playoffs on Jan. 12 at Candlestick Park in the divisional round.

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, special-teams coordinator Brad Seely and defensive line coach Jim Tomsula are considered potential head-coaching candidates. Thus far, the 49ers received no requests to interview anyone on their staff.

However, 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble is attracting attention for general manager positions. Gamble interviewed for the Jacksonville Jaguars top personnel position on Tuesday. He is scheduled to interview with the New York Jets over the weekend, a source told

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