Goalkeeping coach Gerry Petyon has left Fulham to “actively pursue his other interests within the football industry,” according to a club statement this morning.

The former Irish international has been part of the Motspur Park coaching staff since 2001. Peyton made 395 appearances in a nine-year playing career at Craven Cottage.

He said this morning: “I was very lucky to be able to return to Fulham as a coach two seasons ago and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club. I have a great affection for everyone at Fulham especially the fans who were always so good to me when I was a player here. I am sad to leave, but having spent many years coaching abroad, I now feel that it is time to consider my options once again on both the international and domestic footballing scene. I wish Chris Coleman and Fulham every success in the future.”