CFC coach John Gregory honoured with LMA award

By NT Bureau Published on May 17, 2018 03:59 PM IST

Chennai: Chennaiyin FC Head Coach John Gregory was honoured at England's League Managers Association (LMA) Annual Awards London as he received an LMA special achievement award.

Gregory was awarded for becoming the first Englishman to win the Indian Super League.

The League Managers Association is a body in England for English coaches and all managers in English football. On an evening where Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was among the winners, Chennaiyin's Gregory received the award from former Manchester United and Everton manager and current West Ham United Head Coach David Moyes.

"It was fantastic to win the title in my first season in India. Football in India is growing and the ISL is getting better and better.

The standard of football is improving and more people are taking interest. I just can't wait to go back and try and defend the title," Gregory said after receiving the award.

Under Gregory, Chennaiyin FC won its second ISL title on 17 March by beating host Bengaluru FC 3-2 in the final .