Gerry on Baresi

Tuesday 4 June 2002

Goalkeeping coach Gerry Peyton has revealed his delight at Franco Baresi's appointment as Director of Football.

Baresi, who officially started in his capacity on 1st June, is a welcome addition to Fulham's management team as Peyton told Fulham Today.

"Franco Baresi is probably the best defender and the most knowledgeable man in defending I've ever seen. I've been fortunate enough to be involved with the Irish team when we played against him. So working with him will be very exciting.

"I've been a big admirer of him as a player. Now that he's come to the Club, he's overseeing the Academy, Women's Football and player recruitment. Obviously he's going to bring a lot of knowledge and experience to the Club and it can only be good for Fulham."