49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh has emerged as the hottest candidate on the NFL's head-coaching market. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: 49ers DC Robert Saleh to interview for Eagles' head-coaching position

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh finished his second interview with the New York Jets on Wednesday. He's now set to interview with another East Coast club. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Saleh will be interviewing for the Philadelphia Eagles' vacant head-coaching position. It's unclear what day he'll interview. 

Saleh is considered a front-runner for the Jets position, though every team with a coaching vacancy is highly interested in his services. The 41-year-old has been one of the NFL's hottest head-coaching candidates, interviewing with the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Chargers.

Saleh has been San Francisco's defensive coordinator since Kyle Shanahan took over as head coach in 2017. 

The Eagles fired former head coach Doug Pederson after a 4-11-1 campaign. Philadelphia will also interview New England Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith.  

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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