Miami announced at the end of the season that interim manager Dan Jennings would not return as skipper in 2016, leaving the team with a vacancy at the position. Jennings was reportedly asked to return to his original role as the team's general manager, but a conflicting report stated that Jennings’s role with the Marlins was still uncertain.
“We all felt that a fresh start would be good for both the organization and me,” Mattingly said in a statement.
The Miami Herald previously reported that Mattingly and the Marlins had mutual interest in working together. Miami has already interviewed a number of other candidates for the job, including Larry Bowa, Manny Acta and Alex Cora.
Mattingly compiled a 446–363 record in five seasons as the Dodgers’ manager, and led the team to three consecutive division titles from 2013 to 2015.
- Jeremy Layton