Eric Mangini, who was the 49ers’ TE coach last season, was hired by the team as their new DC, according to sources. Many fans hope that the team will get a very good boost with Mangini in their ranks, and online bookmakers believe that he just might be the right person to take the job.
Sources reported that Mangini got a contract that will run for three years, joining coach Jim Tomsula’s staff. He was San Francisco’s DL coach for their last eight seasons, and then many fans saw that he was promoted when Jim Harbaugh, ex-coach for the 49ers, left the team to turn into the Michigan Wolverines’ head coach.
Even though Mangini was working with the offense, his beginnings as a coach were on a team’s defense. From 2000 to 2004, Mangini was the DB coach for the Patriots before he was promoted in 2005 to DC, something that many fans remember very well. Then he was working as the Jets’ head coach, from 2006 to 2008, as well as for the Browns, from 2009 to 2010.
In the offseason, the coach was interviewed by the Redskins for the team’s DC position that eventually went to Joe Barry. The Raiders also interviewed Mangini for the job of head coach that Jack Del Rio got. Then it was reported that Mangini held talks with Del Rio on the chance of turning into the DC for Oakland. The football world was wondering about where he could eventually end up, but 49ers fans were very pleased to learn that he’s now part of their team.
Sources also reported that San Francisco acquired the services of Tony Sparano, who was the interim head coach for the Raiders, as their new TE coach, in what was considered to be another good move by the 49ers.
Mangini will be stepping up for Vic Fangio, who left San Francisco and was hired by the Bears in equal capacity, and now fans all over the country can’t wait to see how the team will perform with their new DC.
Many experts and online bookmakers believe that Mangini can definitely be a great asset for the 49ers, considering the record that he has in the game, and perhaps he can help lead the team to success next season, something that many fans are very eager to see.