Cyprus Mail

Coach Ketsbaia sacked by APOEL

Temur Ketsbaia has been given his marching orders after just eight months in charge of APOEL

By Iacovos Constantinou

APOEL’s Georgian coach Temur Ketsbaia was sacked on Thursday afternoon after just eight months in charge of the Nicosia giants, despite the team being top of the table.

The decision was taken following a run of disappointing displays, despite the side being unbeaten in the league since January.

However, club bosses acted after the holders were eliminated from the Cyprus Cup by Apollon after a penalty shootout in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Ketsbaia was APOEL’s second manager this season after Domingos Paciencia was sacked in August after only three months in charge, after his failure to secure Champions League qualification.

Greek Giorgos Kosti will now oversee the team until the end of the season, becoming the club’s sixth coach in the last two seasons.