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Walsh Doesn't Want 49ers Job

There's no Bill Walsh in the San Francisco 49ers' future.

Walsh, who laid the foundation for one of the longest-running success stories in NFL history, told San Francisco radio station KNBR he will not be involved with he team even if owner Eddie DeBartolo asks.

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  • Walsh said in the interview on Thursday that he's involved with a group trying to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles, a job that could involve part ownership and perhaps even running the team.

    "I've informed Mr. DeBartolo that I will not be considering returning to the 49ers and I just want to wish him well and having the club returned to him," Walsh said..

    When former 49ers president Carmen Policy resigned on July 22, speculation began that DeBartolo might want Walsh to return to the team. Walsh said there were some talks three or four months ago about his becoming temporary general manager.

    "At that time it appeared I would return and I'd decided to go ahead with it," Walsh said. "But as weeks have passed things have stalled and, in a sense, my interests have gone elsewhere."

    Walsh, who developed the "West Coast Offense" while coaching the 49ers from 1979 to 1988, compiled a 102-63-1 record, winning three Super Bowl titles.

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