ISL: Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory signs contract extension, to stay until 2020

Gregory’s first challenge after renewing terms will be the club’s first away AFC Cup group game as it takes on Abahani Limited Dhaka at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

John Gregory: "It truly is a great feeling extending my stay with the Chennaiyin family."   -  special arrangement

Head Coach John Gregory signed a new deal with two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champion Chennaiyin FC that keeps him at the club till the end of the 2019-20 season.

In his first season in India, Gregory led CFC to a second ISL title in the 2017-18 campaign, helping it become the first side from the competition to qualify for the prestigious Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.

And despite a disappointing 2018-19 ISL campaign, Chennaiyin went on to finish as 2019 Super Cup runner-up last month and currently occupies top spot midway through the 2019 AFC Cup group stage.

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“It truly is a great feeling extending my stay with the Chennaiyin family. My journey so far in India has really given me the whole range of emotions and experience, after the ISL title triumph in the first season followed by the disappointment in the same competition last season.

 

"And I feel I have some unfinished business here. The objective is to reward our loyal and unconditional supporters with a memorable AFC Cup journey and the chance to challenge for a third ISL trophy. We will all fight together and certainly come back stronger than ever before to achieve these goals,” said the Englishman.

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Gregory’s first challenge after renewing terms will be the club’s first away AFC Cup group game as it takes on Abahani Limited Dhaka at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday.

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