ROME, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Lazio president Claudio Lotito said on Saturday that coach Vladimir Petkovic had been sacked for not being focused on the club team issued.
Petkovic was fired for breach of contract following the Serbian signed for the Swiss national team from July 2014.
"The club never interfered with Petkovic's choices," Lotito said.
"We signed international level players. Up until now there has been a lack of tactical organization and this negatively influenced their confidence. Evidently Petkovic had his mind elsewhere," he said.
Petkovic was replaced by Edy Reja whom Lotito hopes could bring consistence to the team.
"Edy Reja has brought back order to the team and I hope with the new coach things can settle," he added.