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.

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.

As manager, Ketsbaia transformed the fortunes of the team leading them to the Cypriot Championship and Champions League qualification during his tenure.

 
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He finally retired from playing in 2007 and stayed at Anorthosis 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 with whom he represented on 49 occasions as a player.

In November 2014 Ketsbaia resigned from his post after a terrible Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

He was back in 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 but left after two months by mutual consent.

He is currently back in Cyprus as manager of former side Anorthosis Famagusta.

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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