Mark Schwarzer has confirmed that he has signed a two-year deal withFulham, ending an 11-year association with Middlesbrough.
Schwarzer announced the deal after arriving in Sydney from England for Australia’s friendly against Ghana on Friday.
“I sort of half had my mind made up a while ago, that this could be a strong possibility that I could leave Middlesbrough,” he told reporters.
“I just think the timing was right.”
Schwarzer has played 467 games for the club since arriving at the Riverside in 1997.
Schwarzer said Fulham’s goalkeeping coach Mike Kelly played a key role in his decision to move to Craven Cottage.
“Their goalkeeping coach was my very first goalkeeping coach in England when I was at Middlesbrough,” he said.
“He was in contact with me and was very enthusiastic about me coming to the club.”