Kyle Shanahan announced as new 49ers head coach

The San Francisco 49ers announced that Kyle Shanahan will be the team's new head coach.

According to the announcement Shanahan will be formally introduced as head coach during a press conference later this week.

"The San Francisco 49ers are very fortunate to bring in a coach of the caliber of Kyle Shanahan," General Manager John Lynch said in the statement.

The 49ers settled on Shanahan a couple weeks ago but had to wait until Monday to sign him to a contract because the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl.

Shanahan is the son of two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Mike Shanahan, who also won a title as offensive coordinator in San Francisco in 1994. Shanahan got his first NFL job as an offensive quality control coach in Tampa Bay in 2004. He also served as an offensive coordinator in Houston, Washington and Cleveland before arriving in Atlanta last season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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