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Mar 26, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks to reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

49ers' Jim Harbaugh: I have never asked to be the highest-paid coach in football

The San Francisco 49ers are incredibly lucky to have one of the best coaches in the NFL in Jim Harbaugh. In his first three seasons with the 49ers, he took them to three NFC Championships and one Super Bowl but has failed to win the biggest prize in professional football.

There have been reports that Harbaugh is seeking a significant raise and looking to be the highest paid coach in all of football. Once again, Harbaugh is downplaying those rumors and saying he has never asked for that kind of a raise.

“All focus is on the 2014 season. I signed my 10th contract in the National Football League in 2011, so I understand contracts,” Harbaugh said in an interview with Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole. “I understand how contracts work, and what they are there for. I also know that I work at the pleasure of the San Francisco 49ers organization and at the pleasure of the York Family. And I am paid extremely well—which I am most grateful for, and I am very proud to be part of this organization.

“For the record, I have never asked to be the highest-paid coach in football. I have never asked to be paid like a Super Bowl-winning coach. I have never asked for more power. Nor has anybody asked for those things on my behalf, which anybody in this organization can attest to, and all the focus will be on the 2014 season and achieving our goals of the team.”

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