Chennaiyin fans can relax though, for Coyle, announced as the club’s new boss late on Tuesday, explains that the circumstances were totally different.
The 53-year-old Scot replaces Englishman John Gregory, who parted ways with the two-time champions on Saturday after a lacklustre start to the ongoing ISL season.
Gregory all but quit his post on following his club's 0-3 loss to Bengaluru FC earlier this month.
Just when Chennaiyin FC’s coach John Gregory appeared to have solved their biggest problem, another one looks to have cropped up.
At the stroke of half-time, Odisha had a great chance when Santana slipped Jerry in behind the defence, but his shot went wide of the far post.
The challenge on Thursday for Chennaiyin FC will be to ride the unexpected wave that they find themselves upon.
John Gregory's men pulled off a thrilling win on Monday against Hyderabad FC with the two goals coming in injury time from the team's overseas strikers.
Hyderabad FC defense was caught off guard at times but skipper Kamaljit Singh led from the front and came up with a few good saves.
Against Mumbai City FC and ATK, Chennaiyin FC dominated possession and the number of passes.
The defeat meant that Chennaiyin are yet to find the back of the net so far in three matches this season.
Their defence, too, will have to be on their toes considering ATK are landing in Chennai after a 5-0 demolition of Hyderabad FC.
Chennaiyin FC, to its credit bounced back from 0-3 hammering at the hands of FC Goa in the opener, to pick up its first point courtesy a goalless draw against Mumbai City FC on Diwali day.
With Chennaiyin opting for a completely-new strikeforce this year, there was hope that they would finally shed this reluctance to score.
Chennaiyin should have been a goal up in as early as the first minute as Brazilian Rafael Crivellaro put Maltese recruit Andre Schembri through on the left inside the box.
The quality of refereeing in the Indian Super League has long been the subject of heated debates.