Walsh has no plans to be 49ers' head coach again
January 21, 2003 news services

Who will be the next 49ers' head coach?

Maybe Dennis Green, but definitely not Bill Walsh.

Green told ESPN Gamenight on ESPN Radio that he had not been contacted by the 49ers about their head-coaching job Monday.

"I haven't heard anything from the 49ers, so I am assuming they are going into another direction," Green said. "And I think this would be a great job for me. But if management doesn't believe that, then there isn't anything I can do."

ESPN's Chris Mortensen says that sources with the 49ers tell him that 49ers consultant Walsh has pushed for Green, but that owner John York and GM Terry Donahue are not considering Green. Mortensen says the sources say the process to replace the fired Steve Mariucci could take two more weeks.

Walsh told USA Today in Tuesday's editions that he's not considering a return to the 49ers' sideline.

"You know, I could do a better job today than ever before," Walsh told the newspaper. "I just couldn't handle the eight months (grind)."

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