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Lazio set to unveil Petkovic

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 1 Jun 2012

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Lazio have confirmed that Vladimir Petkovic will be installed as the club’s new coach.

The 48-year-old will take charge of the Italian club less than a month after taking on a temporary coaching role at Swiss side Sion, who agreed to let the Bosnian leave without raising any objections.

He will replace Edy Reja, who left Lazio at the end of the season, with the official announcement from the Biancocelesti expected by Monday.

“Petkovic visited the club’s headquarters on Friday,” head of communications Stefano De Martino told Lazio Style Radio.

“He spoke with sporting director Igli Tare and also with myself, but it was a quick chat since he spoke to Tare for a long time.

“We are now waiting for Lazio to make the announcement. We will see if it happens today or tomorrow. These have been long days.

“Let president Claudio Lotito have the time to discuss everything that needs to be discussed.”

Petkovic, who took charge of Swiss side Young Boys between 2008 and 2011, stepped down as Samsunspor coach in January 2012 following a series of disappointing results prior to his move to Sion.

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