Ketsbaia moves to international role

Former Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Temuri Ketsbaia has been appointed the new manager of the Georgian national team.

The 41 year old succeeds Hector Cuper who stepped down recently.

Ketsbaia was previously in charge of Anorthosis Famagusta, winning two Cypriot league titles in five years and guiding them to the Champions League.

He left Anorthosis to join Greek giants Olympiakos in May of this year but left in September following criticism from fans.

“I am happy to be given a chance to help Georgian football,” he said.

“We have decent resources and if we use them in a proper way we can play good football.”

Ketsbaia won 49 caps for Georgia.

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