Jamshedpur FC Set to Appoint Owen Coyle as New Manager for ISL 2020-21 Season

Owen Coyle
Owen Coyle to be Jamshedpur FC's new manager | Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Indian Super League (ISL) club Jamshedpur FC are reportedly set to announce the appointment of Owen Coyle as their manager for the 2020-21 season.

Coyle, who joined Chennaiyin FC in December 2019 after John Gregory parted ways after a poor start to the campaign, and led them to the finals of the ISL.

However, he had only signed until the season and while Chennaiyin FC were willing to offer him a one-year deal, Coyle wanted a longer one.

According to Goal, the former Bolton Wanderers manager has penned a two-year deal with Jamshedpur FC.

Coyle was an instant hit after taking charge of the South Indian outfit, changing the mood at the club with a terrific run of form. He even managed to mastermind a two-legged win over FC Goa in the play-offs before faltering at the final hurdle against ATK.

Jamshedpur have failed to qualify for the top four in the last three seasons, and a lot of it is down to a combination of factors including a medley of coaches, none of whom have stayed at the club for more than a season.

Now the mantle has been passed to Owen Coyle. The Scotland-born coach's arrival will most definitely be greeted with a sense of excitement and signals an excellent start for the club for the upcoming season.