Indian Super League

Ex-India coach Stephen Constantine interviewed by Chennaiyin FC for managerial role

Arjun Singh Devgan
Stephen Constantine had two spells as the coach of India
Stephen Constantine had two spells as the coach of India / MANJUNATH KIRAN/GettyImages

Former India head coach, Stephen Constantine has been interviewed by Indian Super League (ISL) side, Chennaiyin FC for their managers position as the club look to plot a way forward to success next season.

Constantine who had two stints as head coach of India men's national side confirmed the same on social networking site, Twitter by replying positively when asked by a user if the news was true.

The 59-year-old who was last linked to the vacant managerial role of the Singapore national team in January 2022 still remains among a handful of coaches who were involved with the game in India during the erstwhile National Football League and the Indian Super League.

The Englishman especially had a successful second spell in India, leading the country to the 2016 SAFF Championship, 2018 Intercontinental Cup, post which he was named as the Sports Illustrated coach of the year in India.

He resigned in 2019 as the manager, with Constantine taking India from 173 in the FIFA World rankings in March, 2015 to 97 in December, 2018.

"It's been a wonderful journey. We have travelled a long distance together, and the world has seen it all," former AIFF president, Praful Patel said on his impact post his resignation.

Chennaiyin FC who are two-time ISL champions, have struggled in the recent past and it will be interesting to see whether Constantine is offered the post in the near future.