Paolo Orlandoni arrived at Craven Cottage alongside Claudio Ranieri as Goalkeeping Coach, a position he’s held at various clubs since he retired from playing in 2012.
Orlandoni started and ended his playing days at Inter Milan, and it was at the San Siro where he first got into coaching, a role he occupied for three years.
He then moved to Turkey as Goalkeeping Coach for Fenerbahçe. He spent two seasons in Istanbul, with the team finishing second and third in the Süper Lig in that time.
Orlandoni worked under Ranieri in the latter stages of his playing career with Inter, and his former manager subsequently brought him to Nantes for the 2017/18 campaign, prior to joining Fulham.
As a youngster, Orlandoni took in a number of loan spells while on Inter’s books, before joining Reggina where he played a significant role in their first ever promotion to Serie A.
Spells at Lazio and Piacenza preceded his return to the San Siro in 2005, where he spent the following seven years which coincided with a massively successful period for the club as they won the Serie A title five years in a row.
Orlandoni was competing with Julio Cesar and Francesco Toldo during his second spell with Inter, but still made his UEFA Champions League debut at the age of 38.