Mark Schwarzer Confirms Fulham Departure

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Aussie stopper won’t play second fiddle to Stekelenburg.

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Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has confirmed that he will leave the club this summer following the arrival of Maarten Stekelenburg from Roma, Sky Sports reports.

The 40-year-old has enjoyed five years as the first choice custodian at Craven Cottage but has confirmed that he will now move on to prolong his career with someone he feels can offer him regular first team football.

Earlier this week he represented his country in a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Japan, and he spoke of his desire to begin a new chapter in what is already a long and lustrous career.

“I’ve been hearing that for a while,” he said of Stekelenburg’s arrival. “It’s no great surprise and I’ll be looking for another club.

“Nothing has been sorted at the moment, the Japan game was the most important thing on the agenda so I’m worried about the Australia games now.”

A few sections of the media believed that he would head home to finish his career in the fledgling A-League, but he was quick to deny those rumours by saying: “Not at this stage, no. My family’s settled and the kids are in school and I wouldn’t (move) my family anyway.”

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