The English tactician joined the Marina Machans midway through last season.
Jamshedpur FC have held talks with former Chennaiyin FC head coach Owen Coyle, Khel Now understands. The Scitsman worked wonders with Chennaiyin FC last term, as he guided them to the final of the Indian Super League, from a position where they looked down and out. When he took over the reigns, the Marina Machans had only managed to score four goals in their six games and were languishing at the bottom of the standings.
However, all their problems seemed to miraculously vanish with the arrival of the Englishman, as they embarked on a remarkable run that almost saw them secure their third title in the ISL. Coyle didn’t make any wholesale changes to the side. but tweaked things a bit to transform them into a well-oiled machinery.
The goals begin to flow, as Nerijus Valskis and Rafael Crivellaro formed a great connection in attack, while the duo of Anirudh Thapa and Edwin Sydney Vanspaul provided the industry and tenacity at the base of midfield.
On the other hand, Jamshedpur FC endured a disappointing campaign, as they finished eighth on the board. The Men of Steel only had 18 points and won a mere four games in the previous edition of the ISL under the stewardship of Antonio Iriondo. Post the poor 2019-20 season, the club parted ways with him and he has returned to Rayo Majadahonda for a third stint with the Spanish outfit. Hence, Jamshedpur are looking for a man to turn around their fortunes and help them get into the playoffs.
If that is so, there are few better to do that job than the manager that helped script one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the history of the league. Coyle knows a thing or two about getting the best out of his players and his debut season is proof of his brilliant man-management skills and winning mentality.
The Englishman also possesses experience at the highest level, having previously managed the likes of Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers among others in the last two decades and would be a great appointment at the club.
It must be pointed out that Coyle’s previous employers Chennaiyin FC have also shown on an initial interest in retaining his services ahead of the new campaign.