San Francisco President Jed York has decided to hire either Trent Baalke or Michael Lombardi as general manager and will reportedly make a decision tonight or tomorrow morning.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that although Baalke has always been considered the leading candidate, York has come away impressed after multiple interviews with Lombardi.
As we noted yesterday, Lombardi’s relationship with Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh could give him an edge, as there’s a feeling that the way to land Harbaugh is to hire Lombardi.
Lombardi, however, has been saying that he’s not a candidate and the job will go to Baalke.
The 49ers have also interviewed former Rams executive Tony Softli, former Broncos G.M. Ted Sundquist and former Saints executive Rick Mueller. But it will come down to Baalke or Lombardi, and a decision will come soon.