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Petkovic to take Switzerland reins

By Football News

Vladimir Petkovic has been confirmed as the next Switzerland coach on the same day he appears likely to be sacked by Lazio.

Lazio president Claudio Lotito offered a strong hint on Monday that the 50-year-old will be shown the door due to the club's poor form in Serie A this season.

But Petkovic's likely depature from the Eternal City outfit will be tempered by the Swiss Football Association's confirmation that he will succeed Ottmar Hitzfeld when the German steps down after the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.