Chennaiyin FC appoints Groves as asst coach

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 10, 2018 03:15 PM IST

Chennai: Chennaiyin FC has appointed Englishman Paul Groves as assistant coach ahead of its title defence in the upcoming 2018-19 Indian Super League season.

52-year-old Groves, who last worked as first-team coach at Birmingham City last season, replaces compatriot Mark Lilli

Groves is reunited with Chennaiyin FC Head Coach John Gregory and Sports Scientist Dr Niall Clark, having worked with the two at Crawley Town in England’s League One in the 2014-15 season as first-team coach.

Groves joins the duo who signed a one-year extension earlier this year after having guided the club to its second ISL title in March.

Local favourite and former India international Syed Sabir Pasha also continues as Assistant Coach.