Temuri Ketsbaia

Where is Temuri Ketsbaia now?

A fan’s favourite on Tyneside, Temuri Ketsbaia is possibly remembered most for his outrageously aggressive outburst when he kicked the advertising hoardings after scoring a goal for the Magpies.

Starting his career in 1987 with Dinamo Tbilisi he went onto make over 500 first appearances for seven different clubs as well as winning 52 caps for the Georgia national side.
 
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After spells at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Dundee, Ketsbaia moved to Cypriot club Anorthosis in 2002 in a player-coach capacity before a promotion to player-manager two years later.
 
He finally retired from playing in 2007 and stayed at the club for a further two years as manager before leaving the club to join Olympiacos of Greece.

Things did not go well at the Greek club and criticism from the club’s supporters resulted in Ketsbaia leaving after only six games.

However, he was only out of a job for a couple of months because in 2009 he was appointed manager of the Georgia national side.

In November 2014 he resigned from his post after a terrible Euro 2016 qualifying campaign but returned to management in August 2015 when he joined reiging Cypriot champions APOEL FC.

Unfortunately his reign only lasted until April 2016 and he left the club by mutual consent despite his team topping the table by four points with only four games to go.

Ketsbaia was then appointed as head coach of Greek side AEK Athens but had a disastrous time both on and off the pitch and was sacked after just four months into his tenure.

In June 2017 he joined Russian Premier League side FC Orenburg as manager before joining his current side Anorthosis Famagusta in 2019.

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Temuri Ketsbaia: Premier League Statistics

NationalityGeorgian
PositionMidfielder
Appearances78
Goals8
Yellow Cards6
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forNewcastle United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com