Olympiakos jettison Ketsbaia.
Greek champions Olympiakos have parted company with head coach Temuri Ketsbaia Temuri Ketsbaia (born March 18, 1968 in Gali) is a now retired Georgian football midfielder who was previously one of the leading players with the Georgian national team. Known for his powerful shot and unpredictable personality, Ketsbaia is held in very high esteem by numerous just two games into the new league season andndash; and on the eve On the Eve (Накануне in Russian) is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons. of a vital European European
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The 41-year-old Georgian signed a three-year contract on May 25 but leaves the Pireaus club following a 2-0 away victory over Larissa and a goalless home draw with Kavala.
"Olympiakos announces the mutual solution of its collaboration with coach Temuri Ketsbaia," the club announced via a statement on their website on Tuesday.
"The technical leadership of the team will be temporarily undertaken by Bozidar Bandovic. His assistant will be Andreas Niniadis."
The move is a surprise one given that it comes on the eve of the team's opening European Champions League Group H match against Dutch champions AZ Alkmaar.
Former Newcastle United midfielder
- For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules).
In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). Ketsbaia replaced Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde Ernesto Valverde Tejedor, known as Txingurri (Euskera: ant) (born February 4, 1964 in Viandar de la Vera, Extremadura), is a Spanish retired footballer and current football manager. He played during the 80s and the 90s in the Spanish football. after becoming the first man to lead Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta into the group stages of the Champions League last season.
Despite guiding Olympiakos safely through the Champions League qualification rounds, Ketsbaia was criticised by fans and the media for a 5-0 friendly loss to Erogtelis and following Saturday's 0-0 draw with newly promoted Kavala.
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