Wolf, Gutekunst to in­ter­view for 49ers job

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Green Bay — With the Green Bay Pack­ers set to make an eighth straight play­off ap­pear­ance, their front of­fice re­mains a col­lec­tion of tal­ent at­trac­tive to teams across the NFL.

Di­rec­tor of foot­ball op­er­a­tions Eliot Wolf will in­ter­view this week for the va­cant San Fran­cisco 49ers gen­eral man­ager po­si­tion, a league source con­firmed to Pack­er­sNews’ Pete Dougherty on Mon­day night. Wolf has been con­sid­ered a po­ten­tial gen­eral man­ager in wait­ing with the Pack­ers.

Wolf ’s in­ter­view first was re­ported by USA TO­DAY Sports.

Wolf ap­par­ently won’t be the only Pack­ers em­ployee in­ter­view­ing for the job. Brian Gutekunst, the Pack­ers’ di­rec­tor of player per­son­nel, also will in­ter­view with the 49ers, ac­cord­ing to an ESPN re­port.

Wolf, son of Hall of Fame Pack­ers GM Ron Wolf, has been a fast riser in the in­dus­try. Only 34, Wolf has worked much of his life in the Pack­ers’ front of­fice.

It isn’t the first time Wolf ’s name has come up in GM searches. He was the Lions’ top choice for GM a year ago, but the Pack­ers de­nied their in­ter­view re­quest.

Gutekunst was pro­moted last spring af­ter spend­ing four sea­sons as di­rec­tor of col­lege scouting.

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