Niners owner York committed to coach Singletary for season

San Francisco 49ers owner John York said Tuesday that he will stick with coach Mike Singletary through the season, despite the team's 1-6 start, The Sacramento Bee reported.

"Mike is our head coach," York told the newspaper while in London for Sunday's International Series game against the Denver Broncos.

York disputed reports that 49ers executives were sour on Singletary following the team's 23-20 road loss to the Carolina Panthers last Sunday.

"We were grumbling because we lost the game," York said. "I think we grumble any time we lose a game."

Like Singletary, York is optimistic the 49ers can turn things around this season. York pointed out that the team needs to stop making mistakes and turning over the ball.

Singletary signed a four-year contract after the 2008 season, when he took over as the interim coach following Mike Nolan's firing and went 5-4. Singletary was 8-8 in 2009, his first full season.

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