Mike Singletary to leave Vikings

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Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary has served as assistant head coach and linebackers coach for the Minnesota Vikings for the last three seasons

Singletary will not return to the Vikings’ staff next season.

According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Singletary said Wednesday he will be moving on from the Vikings.

Singletary said he had planned for this year to be his last with Minnesota even before Leslie Frazier was fired as head coach just over two weeks ago.

I will be moving forward,” Singletary said. “I knew that this would be my last year as things were as linebackers coach. It’s time to move on. I just felt I had grown as much as I could here.”

Singletary expressed a desire to become a head coach once again or take a step back up the ladder as a defensive coordinator.

Singletary served parts of three seasons as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers before heading to Minnesota but has never served as a defensive coordinator. Singletary was promoted to interim head coach of the 49ers from his post as assistant head coach and linebackers coach after Mike Nolan was fired during the 2008 season.