Baresi Resigns

Wednesday 21 August 2002

Franco Baresi has resigned from his position at Fulham Football Club. He is to leave the club by mutual consent.

Mr Baresi said: 'I have decided that it would be in my own professional interests, and also a sensible outcome for Fulham FC, to terminate our brief relationship.

'While all parties have worked constructively to develop our respective roles, I am disappointed, that the nature of my position with Fulham was not as I had envisaged it when I was first approached.

'It makes sense to recognise this sooner rather than later, and particularly before I make commitments which involve not only myself but also my family.'

Mr Baresi joined Fulham in June on a six-month probationary contract.

Fulham Football Club thanks Franco Baresi for his efforts and wishes him well. It is hoped that there will be opportunities to work together in the future.