Chennaiyin FC 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.
"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," he added.
The LMA is a body in England for English coaches and all managers in English football. The LMA 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.
Manchester City's Premier League-winning manager 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 EPL team managers Sam Allardyce (Everton), Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace) and World Cup-bound head coaches Gareth Southgate (England) and Roberto Martinez (Belgium).
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