Vladimir Petkovic is a European coach . It has three passports: Swiss, Croatian and Bosnian. Born in Sarajevo in 1963 and emigrated to Switzerland, where he lives most of his life. As a coach, he worked first in Bellinzona in 1997 and in 2004 moved to Locarno, before returning again to Bellinzona and lead to the cup final which was defeated by Basel. At the beginning of the 2008-20 season , he joined the youth team Young Boys after two seasons in May 2011 left. Then he worked in Turkey , Samsunspor .
As a coach, he worked first in Bellinzona in 1997 and in 2004 moved to Locarno before returning again to Bellinzona and lead to the cup final which was defeated by Basel. At the beginning of the 2008-20 season , he joined the youth team Young Boys after two seasons in May 2011 left. Then he worked in Turkey, Samsunspor.
He resigned in January 2012 and shortly after took the technical leadership of Sion . In June 2010 he went to Lazio with whom he won the Italian Cup in 2013. In December 2013 he left the Italian team and took over after the draw for the World Cup in Brazil in steering national Switzerland.
Previously as a footballer had teams compete in the former Yugoslavia and in 1987 went to Chur . Then he played in Sion , Martigny- Sport , Bellinzona and Locarno.
Discoveryfootball.com, meet him at the Nice Acropolis Convention Center and spoke with him shortly after the end of the draw of the qualifying round of the European Championship 2016.
Discoveryfootball.com: Let´s start from the order of things as they are based on the year . This year we have summer the final phase of the World Cup . The Swiss national has to face strong teams like France and two others that are on the measures , Honduras and Ecuador
«Yes, the French national is a pretty strong team , with players divided into different leagues in Europe . As for the other two , certainly not easy. In fact I would say that is relatively unknown to the public in Europe. So we must try to learn as much about these things is that we , as best prepared as possible «.
Discoveryfootball.com: Which teams you see as favorites to win this year´s World Cup.
«Certainly the Brazilian national hostess. Is the home advantage, so the world will be by her side. But we and other groups loud enough that you should not overlook. There is a national Argentine Lionel Messi wants to distinguish , the German national who knows always be divided into major tournaments and perhaps Uruguay , which is a pretty tough team. Then you might see and surprises…»
Discoveryfootball.com: Nice. Tell us please what you see on the draw that was now for the qualifying round of Euro 2016 and brought rivals Switzerland , the England , Slovenia , Estonia , Lithuania and San Marino ..
«It´s an interesting group for the players, managers and fans and I think we stand a chance. We have a young team and won´t be afraid of anyone. The England national first-first is a big team . By tradition and high ambitions . This is a very difficult group. Caution thefn well as three others, namely Slovenia , Estonia and Lithuania and San Marino less . No this does not mean that we should underestimate it».
Discoveryfootball.com: Vladimir who in your opinion is currently the leading player in the world?
Discoveryfootball.com: This year´s Champions League, you see how to evolve; We´ll get back Bayern?.
Discoveryfootball.com. With your ex team Lazio, that is relationships?
«Marvelous. I had a constructive discussion with president Claudio Lotito and decided to solve the cooperation. Easy and nice. »