Petkovic will suc­ceed Hitzfeld

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic will be­come Switzer­land man­ager when Ottmar Hitzfeld re­tires from soc­cer af­ter next year’s World Cup fi­nals, the Swiss FA said on Mon­day. Sara­jevoborn Petkovic’s con­tract starts on July 1 and runs un­til the end of 2015, but it will be ex­tended through Euro 2016 in France if Switzer­land qual­i­fies for the tour­na­ment.

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