*Freshly-booted San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary told ESPN 1000 today that he is joining the Minnesota Vikings staff, where he will be reunited with former Chicago Bears teammate Leslie Frazier.
“I will be in Minnesota with Les,” Singletary told “The Waddle & Silvy Show.” “I will be a linebackers coach/assistant head coach.”
Singletary was fired as the 49ers head coach with one game left in the just-completed regular season.
The Hall of Fame linebacker was dismissed after two disappointing seasons, including a 5-10 showing this season for a franchise that expected to win the NFC West. Singletary was 18-22 in two-plus seasons.
Singletary and Frazier were teammates on the Bears’ 1985 Super Bowl championship team.
After two years as linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens, Singletary joined the 49ers as an assistant head coach in 2005 and was elevated to the 49ers’ interim role, and then full time as head coach, in 2008.
Frazier became the Vikings interim coach when Brad Childress was fired in November and was elevated to full-time coach after the season.