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49ers fire Jim Tomsula hours after overtime win

Video: Jim Tomsula wants focus on players, not his job status

"Today is about the players not about Jim's job," ​says SF 49ers coach Jim Tomsula during his postgame interview after the team beat the St Louis Rams 19-16 in overtime. Video by Manny Crisostomo Sacramento Bee.
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"Today is about the players not about Jim's job," ​says SF 49ers coach Jim Tomsula during his postgame interview after the team beat the St Louis Rams 19-16 in overtime. Video by Manny Crisostomo Sacramento Bee.

Two hours after Jim Tomsula and the 49ers won the final game of the season, the 49ers announced he would not be back for another year.

“Jimmy has been a valuable member of the 49ers organization for the last nine years,” CEO Jed York said in a statement. “We all know he is a man of high character, and his contributions on the field and in our community have always been greatly appreciated. This entire organization is proud and grateful to have worked so closely alongside Jimmy. We all wish him and his family great success in the future.”

Tomsula finished the season 5-11. He becomes the fifth head coach in franchise history to be fired after one season with the team and the first since Pete McCulley was fired during the 1978 season.

York will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

SF 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert says his mindset is "going to be the starting quarterback" during his postgame interview after he lead the team to a 19-16 overtime win over the St Louis Rams. Video by Manny Crisostomo Sacramento Bee

SF 49ers injured QB Colin Kaepernick thrilled fans as he spend some time signing autographs before the 49ers game against the St. Louis Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday.

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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