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Former Gillingham boss Ady Pennock leads Brunei side DPMM to the Singapore Premier League title

Ady Pennock has bounced back from his disappointment with Gillingham by finding success overseas.

He's guided Brunei side DPMM to the Singapore Premier League title.

Ady Pennock has found success with Brunei side DPMM
Ady Pennock has found success with Brunei side DPMM

They clinched the title with two games to spare after rivals Hougang United were held to a draw.

Pennock’s men had won their most recent match 3-0 against Warriors FC. They have lost just three of their 22 league matches so far this season.

His team will be presented with the league trophy at their final game of the season, against Hougang at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium on September 29.

Pennock, 48, who has a home in Hempstead, left the Gills by mutual consent two years ago, with the club 22nd in League 1.

A season at Barrow followed, keeping them in the National League, before going on to manage Brunei side Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota - DPMM for short.

Pennock, who was a popular player for the Gills during their most successful years, was appointed manager at Priestfield in January 2017, replacing the departed Justin Edinburgh.

The Gills narrowly avoided relegation that season, thanks to a final day point against Northampton, but after being asked to continue the following season, with Peter Taylor installed as director of football, his side won just one of their opening nine league games.

He joined Barrow a month after leaving the Gills.

Pennock's former assistant Jamie Day has also been working abroad after leaving Barrow at the end of the 2017/18 season, as the head coach of the Bangladesh national side.

Bangladesh - ranked 182 by FIFA - are currently attempting to qualify for the 2022 World Cup and are competing in Asia’s second qualifying round. They lost 1-0 to Afghanistan last week.

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