New Orleans Saints coach John Harbaugh said his relationship with his former team, the San Francisco 49ers, is strong.
Harbaugh was on the field during the NFC championship game.
In the aftermath of the 49ers Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks, Harbaugh said the two teams have been on good terms, and he wants to stay involved.
“I’m still very much a San Francisco fan,” Harbaugh said Wednesday.
“We’ve been on the road together, so I think it’s going to be great.”
He added that the team is excited to get back to the Super Bowl.
Harbaugh said he was the first to call 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh when he was hired to be the 49er head coach in 2013.
He was fired the next season.
Harbaugh has not played in a Super Bowl since the 2006 season.
The 49ers’ current head coach, Kyle Shanahan, is a former 49ers player.
Shanahan was also the 4900 in 2014.
“When I got the opportunity to be a part of the team, I said, ‘I’m going to take this job and I’m going be here,’ ” Harbaugh said.
“And I did.
You want to have a culture where you have a lot of trust in the people that are in your organization and the people around you. “
You want to be an owner that believes in your employees.
Shanahan is a defensive mind, so Harbaugh is not concerned about playing on the same sideline as him. “
So, yeah, I think the fans and the players have a great relationship with me.”
Shanahan is a defensive mind, so Harbaugh is not concerned about playing on the same sideline as him.
Harbaugh is the first coach to win the Superbowl with the 4967, 4967 Steelers.