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Award for Chennaiyin FC's head coach Gregory

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Chennaiyin FC's John Gregory has been honoured with a special achievement award by England's (LMA).

The 64-year old Gregory was feted during LMA's 26th Annual Awards function in yesterday with Special Achievement Award for becoming the first Englishman to win the

had beaten Bengaluru FC in the ISL final in March to claim the trophy, a victory that also ensured the side a place in the 2019 AFC Cup.

The 64-year-old Englishman has already been retained by the two-time ISL champions as he signed a one-year extension, a press note here said.

"It was fantastic to win the title in my first season in in is growing and the ISL is getting better and better," Gregory said after receiving the award.

"The standard of is improving and more people are taking interest. I just can't wait to go back and try and defend the title," he added.

The is a body in England for English coaches and all managers in English The hosts an awards night annually to reward the best performing coaches in English football every season and also recognise efforts of English coaches from around the world.

Gregory received the award from former Manchester United and Everton and current West Ham United

Manchester City's Premier League-winning Pep Guardiola was among the award winners yesterday.

A short video on Chennaiyin's 2017-18 ISL triumph was shown to a star studded audience which included current team managers Sam Allardyce (Everton), (Crystal Palace) and World Cup-bound head coaches (England) and (Belgium).

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 15:30 IST