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Report: Chargers to interview 4-6 head coaching candidates in second round of interviews

On Saturday afternoon’s edition of SportsCenter, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the Chargers are likely to interview between 4-6 candidates in their second round of interviews next week.

The news ahead of when the Chargers finished their first round of interviews on Saturday with Aaron Glenn, Ben Johnson, and Raheem Morris.

On Friday, the Chargers’ betting favorite for head coach Jim Harbaugh scheduled a second interview with the Falcons. Still, Bill Belichick remains a heavy favorite for the Atlanta job. If Harbaugh wants a second sit-down with the Chargers, he’s likely to get one next week.

Given all the smoke about Harbaugh and LA in this process, it feels like a safe bet to say he’ll be one of the finalists. What will be interesting is who the other finalists end up being. Johnson has generally been a distant second favorite behind Harbaugh throughout the process, so it wouldn’t be surprising to hear about him getting a call. But his availability next week is governed by the Lions’ fate, so with Detroit advancing to the conference championship, he won’t be able to interview in person until next week.

The same applies to other candidates, Mike Macdonald, Todd Monken, Steve Wilks, and Aaron Glenn.

Ultimately, we’re nearing clarity on a Chargers’ head coaching decision, but no offer seems imminent. While Harbaugh remains in the lead reportedly, LA seems serious about doing their due diligence in what is becoming a wide-ranging search.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire