Coach Ketsbaia resigns from Georgia post

Temuri Ketsbaia has announced his resignation from his post as head coach of the Georgia national team.

The news came following Georgia's 4-0 home thumping at the hands of Group D rivals Poland in Friday's Euro 2016 qualifying clash.

That defeat left Georgia fifth in the group with three points from four matches, but with Scotland, Republic of Ireland and Germany all on seven and Poland top of the pool on 10, any hopes of reaching a maiden major tournament seem all but over.

Ketsbaia, formerly a player at AEK Athens and Newcastle United among others, tended his resignation in the aftermath of the defeat.

"I have already spoken at full length recently so I have nothing new to say," he said.

"Unfortunately my tenure with the national side has ended in a sad manner. From now on I will be supporting the team as an ordinary fan."