Chennaiyin FC on Sunday announced the return of Owen Coyle as manager ahead of the 2023/24 season of the Indian Super League (ISL).
The 56-year-old is back for his second spell at the club, three years after his first stint.
In his first spell in charge of the club, he took Chennaiyin to the final of the ISL, achieving eight wins in the tournament, before losing out to ATK 3-1 in the final.
Coyle then signed with Jamshedpur FC in 2020 where the team lifted the ISL League Winners Shield in his second season.
“We’re delighted to have Owen back in Chennaiyin colours. Owen is no stranger to India and we’ve all seen what he can do here. He’s the right man to lead our young team forward and we’re glad to have him back home,” Chennaiyin co-owner Vita Dani commented, according to Chennaiyin’s website.
Coyle in ISL
“Really excited to be back at Chennaiyin FC. It was a wonderful experience the last time. The club has had fantastic success and we want to try and replicate that,” said Coyle.
“It’s going to be tough; we know that but we all love the challenge of that in football. I’m excited to replicate the successes that the club had previously for our wonderful fans and I look forward to seeing them soon.”
Coyle will be able to join the team only in August due to contractual obligations with his current side Queens Park FC in the Scottish second division.
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