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Vic Fangio is finishing his fourth Bears season. | AP photo

Vic Fangio jokes he has one job interview booked this offseason — with the Cubs

SHARE Vic Fangio jokes he has one job interview booked this offseason — with the Cubs
SHARE Vic Fangio jokes he has one job interview booked this offseason — with the Cubs

Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who could be a subject of interest for head-coaching vacancies this offseason, revealed Thursday, tongue firmly in cheek, that he has one interview scheduled for the offseason.

“The Chicago Cubs,” he joked. “Joe Maddon’s got an opening. That guy that went to the Orioles. He’s promised me an interview for that job.”

Fangio and Maddon are close friends — though that’s probably not enough to land him the bench-coach job left open by new Orioles skipper Brandon Hyde.

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Fangio, a devoted baseball fan, was reminded that former Bears general manager Jim Finks went directly to the Cubs — he served as president/CEO — in 1983.

“That’s right,” Fangio said. “There’s precedent.”

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