All down to Al

Friday 24 May 2002

Fulham's new Director of Football, Italian legend Franco Baresi has said that he decided to join the Club because of Chairman Mohamed Al Fayed.

Talking shortly after putting pen to paper for the ambitious Londoners Baresi said:

"I can't believe I am leaving AC Milan after so long. But Al Fayed's programme is so serious and ambitious. He has convinced me."

Baresi will join Fulham on June 1st forming a formidable partnership with Jean Tigana and Christian Damiano.