By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer
DAVIE, Fla. - Dan Marino returned to the Miami Dolphins (news) as their head of football operations Monday, a team source told The Associated Press.
The surprising move gives the Dolphins a popular if inexperienced personnel boss and brings back a record-setting quarterback who was the last to lead them to a Super Bowl.
There had been no indication of Marino's interest in the job while owner Wayne Huizenga and team president Eddie Jones interviewed seven candidates in 10 days.
"He went over this morning and met with Mr. Huizenga," Marino's wife, Claire, said from the couple's home.
The Dolphins scheduled an afternoon news conference.
Marino has been working as an NFL TV analyst for CBS and HBO. His hiring by the Dolphins was first reported by CBS.SportsLine.com.