Eric Mangini, the former 49ers assistant coach who interviewed for the Raiders head coaching job, will now interview with Oakland for their opening at defensive coordinator, the NFL Network reported Monday.
Mangini, who has been a head coach twice and most recently was tight ends coach for the 49ers, was last a defensive coordinator in 2005 with the New England Patriots.
Initial reports had Raiders coach Jack Del Rio targeting Mike Smith as his defensive coordinator. Smith as Del Rio’s defensive coordinator with the Jacksonville Jaguars and was fired as the Atlanta Falcons head coach.
It is not known whether Smith, who will still be paid this year by the Falcons, wants to coach this season.