SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers fired coach Mike Nolan on Monday, seven games into his fourth consecutive dismal season with the club, according to Foxsports.com.
Assistant head coach Mike Singletary is expected to take over the 49ers (2-5), who got off to a 2-1 start this season before four consecutive losses culminating in Sunday's 29-17 loss to the New York Giants.
Instead of waiting until after Sunday's home game against Seattle and the ensuing bye week, owner John York apparently didn't wait to get rid of his choice to revive the five-time Super Bowl Champions, who have endured five consecutive losing seasons and haven't made the playoffs since 2002.
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