ISL: Chennayin FC appoint Owen Coyle as head coach

Source: India Abroad News Service

Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennayin FC on Wednesday announced Scotsman Owen Coyle as their new head coach. Coyle, a former English Premier League manager with Burnley and Bolton Wanderers, has joined Chennayin FC on a contract till the end of the season.

“I am incredibly proud to join Chennaiyin FC as head coach. It will be my immense privilege to join a club with so much success already in its early history with two ISL titles,” said Coyle in an official statement.

“I believe we possess a squad with great potential and the hunger to do well, complimented by an ardent fan base always backing us. I can’t wait to get started.”

Last month, Chennaiyin had sacked its head coach John Gregory following a poor run in the ongoing season of the ISL.

A Scot by birth and an Irishman by descent, Coyle has scored more than 300 goals in his entire playing career and has also appeared at the international level with the Republic of Ireland.

Coyle’s journey with Chennaiyin begins with a challenging trip to Jamshedpur FC on December 9 at the JRD Tata Sports Complex.

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