Former 49ers coach Mike Singletary, whom top executive Jed York fired with one game remaining in the 2010 season, is scheduled to interview for the Chicago Bears head-coaching vacancy, according to multiple reports, including the Chicago Sun-Times.
Before Singletary's forgettable stint as 49ers coach, he was best known as a Bears Hall of Fame linebacker.
Singletary compiled an 18-22 record in parts of three seasons as 49ers coach. He took over in mid-season of 2008 after Mike Nolan was fired. In Singletary's only full season, the 49ers finished 8-8.
In 2010, Singletary went back and forth between quarterbacks Alex Smith and Troy Smith, and the 49ers stumbled to a 5-10 record with plenty of dysfunction along the way. After the 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention with a 25-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams, Singletary was fired. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula took over as the interim coach and the 49ers won the season finale to finish with a 6-10 record.
Jim Harbaugh replaced Singletary, and the 49ers compiled regular-season records of 13-3 and 11-4-1 the next two seasons.
Singletary has spent the past two seasons as linebackers/special assistant to the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings under Leslie Frazier, a former Bears teammate.
Bears general manager Phil Emery also reportedly plans to interview Marc Trestman, a former 49ers offensive coordinator and current coach of the Montreal Alouettes (Canadian Football League).