In front of, a little but not much, it gets in the way of working the oven. On the sides at least a place to put your beverage and a dishrag.
I extended the roof over the front of my oven to keep the entry and wood storage drier, but it actually keeps it very dry except for horizontal blowing rain.
I store my peels and handled tools (all metal) on the roof of the oven, they are handy and out of the way.
Ideally, if your prep table was directly in front of the oven door the width of your peel length, you could rest the handle end in the entry and make the pizza on the peel end, then turn it around to put in the oven.