Chennaiyin FC have appointed former ​Burnley boss, Owen Coyle, as their new head coach.

The 53-year-old replaces John Gregory, who parted company with the club last week after a poor start to the season that sees them second bottom of the table.


Coyle will manage the two-time ​Indian Super League champions until the end of the 2019-2020 season.

​Speaking with the club's media team, he said, "I am incredibly proud to join Chennaiyin FC as their 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. I believe we possess a squad with great potential and the hunger to do well, complimented by an ardent fanbase always backing us. I can’t wait to get started."

Coyle steered ​Bolton Wanderers to the FA Cup semi-final in 2011 before having stints at Wigan Athletic, Houston Dynamo, and ​Blackburn Rovers.

“Owen (Coyle) is a renowned name in British football, with a fantastic career as both player and coach,” said the Chennaiyin FC co-owners jointly. 

"We are really happy and excited to have him onboard. Our conversations with Owen have been really promising and we are certain he will steer us back to glory. We wish him the very best as he begins his tenure with us."