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Michigan will introduce its new head coach at a noon news conference on Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Detroit News.

Jim Harbaugh, the former Michigan quarterback who spent the last four years coaching the San Francisco 49ers, is expected to be formally introduced at the news conference, culminating a coaching search conducted by interim athletic director Jim Hackett.

Harbaugh also is expected to be introduced before Michigan basketball's Big Ten game against Illinois on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Michigan has been without a head coach since Hackett fired Brady Hoke after four seasons on Dec. 2. This is Michigan's third head coach since 2008. Rich Rodriguez was fired in 2011 after three seasons.

The Wolverines have gone 46-42 since Lloyd Carr retired after the 2007 season, his 13th as head coach. They have endured three losing seasons, including the most recent 5-7 record. Michigan hasn't won a Big Ten title since 2004 and has lost 10 of the last 11 meetings with arch-rival Ohio State and six of the last seven to Michigan State.

Harbaugh, who reportedly is flying to Ann Arbor Monday afternoon, coached his final game with the 49ers on Sunday. He was asked almost immediately after Sunday's 49ers win whether he will be Michigan's next head coach.

"There will be announcements made concerning those things," Harbaugh said during his postgame news conference after the 49ers beat the Cardinals, 20-17.

Shortly after the conclusion of the news conference, the 49ers released a statement indicating the organization and Harbaugh have "mutually agreed to part ways."

Harbaugh had one year remaining on his contract. He was 49-22-1 in four seasons with the 49ers and took the team to three straight NFC championship games before failing to make the playoffs this year. Before Harbaugh's arrival, the 49ers were 46-82 in the eight previous seasons.

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