John York says Singletary safe through rest of season

Samurai Mike won’t have to take out his sword during the season and fall on it.

Or ownership isn’t going to pull out his sword and skewer him with it.

Embattled San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary will be the coach through the remainder of the season, according to owner John York. That is what he told Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee in London where the 49ers have traveled for Sunday’s meeting with the Denver Broncos.

“Yes, he’s our coach,” York said when he was asked if Singletary would remain through the duration of the season.

The 49ers have the worst record in the NFC at 1-6 and the bold prediction a few weeks back from York’s son Jed York, the team president, that the team would win the division looks a little silly right now. Make that a lot silly.

Even in the down-and-out NFC West, the 49ers are a lost cause following their defeat this past Sunday at Carolina. Singletary is a leading candidate to be fired, and has swiped the hot seat in the Bay Area from Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable.

Apparently, the 49ers will not begin the search for a new coach until after this season begins, though.

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