Temur Ketsbaia is the new coach of AEK! The Georgian manager signed a 2-year contract with AEK, returning to the club after 19 years.
Ketsbaia visited the offices of AEK late last night and met with technical director, Dusan Bajevic. Both sides came to an agreement and Ketsbaia signed a 2-year deal this morning. He will begin his work right away with important decisions to be made for the roster. AEK’s training for the new season is less than 20 days away, with their first match in Europa League qualifying scheduled for late July.
Ketsbaia was a player for AEK from 1994-1997, with 119 appearances and 39 goals. He helped the Kitrinomavri win the Greek Cup in 1996 and 1997, before signing with Newcastle. His playing career ended in 2007 with Anorthosis in Cyprus. His coaching career began in 2008, at Anorthosis, where he led the Cypriot side to the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. He then had a short stay at Olympiacos in 2009, and eventually coached the Georgian National Team from 2009-2014. His final stop before AEK, was in Cyprus with APOEL. There, he led his team to this year’s Cypriot 1st Division Title and qualification to the UEFA Europa League Group Stage.
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