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Petkovic sacked by Lazio, Reja returns

Italian Serie A club Lazio have announced that they have finally fired coach Vladimir Petkovic and replaced him with former boss Edy Reja.

In a statement, the capital club revealed they had parted company with the entire management team, saying:

“Lazio announce that they have rescinded the contract of Vladimir Petkovic, Antonio Manicone and Paolo Rongoni. The club has installed coach Edoardo Reja, who will be assisted by Alberto Bollini and Adriano Bianchini.”

Petkovic had been under pressure after a disappointing start to his second season with i Biancocelesti, and Lazio president Claudio Lotitio was also reportedly annoyed that he had agreed to take over as coach of Switzerland as of July.

Reja was previously in charge of Lazio between 2010 and 2012. Lazio are currently tenth in the Serie A table ahead of their opening game of 2014, at home to Inter Milan on Monday.