Former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary could surface in Minnesota as the Vikings' linebackers coach.
The Vikings plan to interview Singletary, ESPN's John Clayton is reporting.
This seems like a natural fit. Singletary has experience coaching linebackers. He and Vikings coach Leslie Frazier played together with the Chicago Bears in the early 1980s. They share an agent.
Singletary still has two years remaining on his contract with the 49ers. He could have a job before the 49ers replace him.
The Vikings and 49ers do not face one another in 2011.