DeMeco Ryans is the San Francisco defensive coach and has attracted interest from several other coaches looking to fill the position.Credit…Tony Avelar/Associated Press

DeMeco Ryans in San Francisco 49ers’ defensive coordinator, is in a position most N.F.L. Assist coaches are envious. The league’s top-ranked team has him leading it. His team is only one win away the Super Bowl. and Since the end of the regular season, he was sought by many other teams who were looking for a coach.

Four teams with vacancies — the Arizona Cardinals, the Indianapolis Colts, the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos — have requested to interview Ryans, who is Black. All N.F.L. All N.F.L. Clubs are required by the Rooney Rule to interview minorities or women for their head coaching roles. and in previous hiring cycles Black coordinators like Eric Bieniemy, who runs Kansas City’s offense, and Leslie Frazier, the Bills defence commander, was brought in by many teams but never hired.

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It won’t be the first time Ryans is offered a top role. He was a candidate last year for the Minnesota Vikings’ opening, but turned down a second interview with the team’s front office, saying he wanted another year of experience coaching in San Francisco.

Ryans, a former Pro Bowl linebacker and retired after playing in 10 years of the N.F.L. With the Texans and Eagles. He began his career in 2017 as an assistant in San Francisco, and he continued for four more seasons before becoming the defensive coordinator of Robert Saleh in 2021.

“I’m not just in it just to be a head coach and say, ‘Oh, I’m a head coach,’” Ryans stated this in a June press conference. “If I do it, I want to be very successful at it and I want to do it for a long time. So it’s not about just jumping at the first opportunity, but for all of us, whatever opportunities we get presented in life, you want it to be the best for you where you can see longevity in it and make a lasting impression and be able to impact lives beyond just me.”