Switzerland Manager

Vladimir Petković

Vladimir Petković was appointed manager of Switzerland in 2014, succeeding Ottmar Hitzfeld. The Bosnian-Herzegovinian had a long playing career as a midfielder in the Yugoslav and Swiss leagues between 1981 and 1999. In 1989 he went to the second league in Switzerland where he ended his career as a player/manager. He managed teams in leagues across the globe from Switzerland to Turkey to Italy, where he won the Coppa Italia with Lazio (Juventus who?) in 2013. Since taking over the Swiss national team in 2014, he led them to a round of 16 finish in the 2016 Euros, losing out on penalties to Poland. As manager of Switzerland, he has the highest win percentage of his career of 63.2%. Expectations of Petković aren’t too lofty, but most Swiss fans will be disappointed if he is unable to lead the team out of the group stage.




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Works Cited

Glendenning, Barry. “Switzerland Coach Vladimir Petkovic Has The Side To Teach England A Lesson”. The Guardian, 2014, https://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/06/switzerland-vladimir-petkovic-england-roy-hodgson-euro-2016-qualifiers. Accessed 22 Apr 2018.

“Vladimir Petković – Biography, Rating, Profile Of The Switzerland Coach | Football Top.Com”. Footballtop.Com, http://www.footballtop.com/coaches/vladimir-petkovic. Accessed 22 Apr 2018.