Former Aston Villa Boss John Gregory is New Chennaiyin FC Manager.
The Southern Indian Super League have announced the signing of English Coach John Gregory, the gaffer has loads of experience coaching in Europeans leagues.
Gregory has rich experience in football making over 600 appearances and even playing for English national team for few times.
This will be his first Asian club and that will be interesting to see how he bring his European experience in Indian football. Coaching in demanding league like Indian Super League where you get constant crisis by fans will be difficult for him to adjust. First few matches would be key to settle down.
He will have big shoes of Marco Materazzi, the Italian had made a big impact in the minds of the fans and his performance as coach was excellent. Materrazi has been excellent for last three season for the Chennayin FC. The Side under the Italian manager made it play off on three consecutive occasions.
Abhishek Bachan owned team will have a new manager for the first time in Indian Super league season. It will be interesting to see how the side from south able to get hold of the new style of the English Manager. Chennayin FC is known for their hard tackling football and that was their unique selling point in the league. The tenacity and never say die attitude which was installed by the Marco Materrazi is something which will be missed by the fans.
John Gregory doesn’t have an illustrious career as the manager, he failed as manager in his career. This is an opportunity to change his record as a manager.