Antonio Lopez Habas who had guided them to the title in the inaugural ISL in 2014, was back at the helm at the start of 2019 following two tumultuous years, which witnessed four coaches with the team finishing ninth and sixth in the standings
ISL 2019-20: Chennaiyin FC head coach Owen Coyle says his team was better in final, paid price of poor finishing
Chennaiyin FC head coach Owen Coyle rued his side's missed chances in their 1-3 defeat against ATK in the Indian Super League summit clash that cost them a third title.
ISL 2019-20: Dedication, ambition and Antonio Habas' tactical acumen lace ATK's glory of winning third title
Footballers thrive off the energy of match-going fans, but even playing to empty stands, ATK created a buzz, dismantling Chennaiyin FC’s dream of writing a fairytale conclusion for their impressive turnaround midway through the season.
ISL 2019-20: Javier Hernandez scores brace as ATK beat Chennaiyin FC to lift third league title in six years
Javier Hernandez (10th) and Edu Garcia (48th) put ATK in the driving seat but Nerijus Valskis (69th) reduced their advantage to set up a tense end to the contest. Hernandez scored another in injury time (90+4th) to confirm a record third title