Lazio appoint Petkovic as coach
The Rome club have been looking for a coach since Edy Reja finally left at the end of the season after handing in his resignation three times during his turbulent reign.
"Lazio announce that Vladimir Petkovic is the new coach," the club said in a brief statement.
Petkovic, 48, has spent most of his career in Switzerland, most recently with FC Sion, who he saved from relegation. He also coached Turkish club Samsunspor for a short time.