DENVER (AP) Vance Joseph, who will become the Broncos general manager on Jan. 1, has spent the last four seasons as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

He will replace Chip Kelly as head coach in the next few weeks and has said he would like to stay in the NFL for as long as he wants.

The 49ers were the team that hired Joseph in 2013 after he spent three seasons with the New Orleans Saints and three seasons as head man in New England.

He also coached the Denver Broncos under head coach John Fox from 2009 to 2012.

Joe is not a household name, but the 49ers have had success in the NFC West, finishing fourth in the division last season.

Joe has a wealth of experience and knows how to build a successful team.

He was the defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals in the 1980s and led the team to the Super Bowl five times.

Joe had a successful tenure with the Eagles, who won the Superbowl in 2013.

He has also been the head football coach at the University of South Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Joe was hired by the San Diego Chargers as their offensive coordinator in 2010.

He won two Super Bowls with the team, most recently in 2013, and the Chargers finished in the top five in total offense in 2012.

The Chargers also finished first in scoring offense in 2011.