Owen Coyle has landed a new job in the Indian Super League.

The former Rovers and Burnley boss has been appointed as head coach of Chennaiyin FC, replacing John Gregory who left the club last month.

Coyle has been out of work since his six month spell with Scottish side Ross County ended in March 2018 having won just four of his 22 matches in charge.

Chennaiyin are currently second bottom of the table, with one win in six matches, with Coyle having agreed a deal until the end of the season, which runs until March.

“I am incredibly proud to join Chennaiyin FC as their Head Coach. It will be my immense privilege to join a club with so much success already in its early history with two ISL titles,” said Coyle.

“I believe we possess a squad with great potential and the hunger to do well, complimented by an ardent fanbase always backing us. I can’t wait to get started.”

The 53-year-old joined Rovers in the summer of 2016 but left in February 2017 having won 11 of his 37 matches.

His time with Burnley remains his most successful spell as a manager, winning promotion to the Premier League having arrived from St Johnstone in 2007 before leaving Turf Moor for Bolton in January 2010.

He has since gone on to manage Wigan and Houston Dynamo.

“Owen is a renowned name in British football, with a fantastic career as both player and coach, ,” said the Chennaiyin FC co-owners in a statement on their website.

“We are really happy and excited to have him onboard.

“Our conversations with Owen have been really promising and we are certain he will steer us back to glory. I wish him the very best as he begins his tenure with us.”