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Hodgson keeping options open

22 Oct 2009 08:10:44

Hodgson keeping options open

Roy Hodgson has reiterated his commitment to Fulham without entirely ruling out a return to international management at some point in the future. Hodgson revealed earlier this week he had turned down offers to coach Sweden and Norway. The experienced tactician has previously taken charge of several national teams including Switzerland and Finland and he admits it is a role he enjoys. He plans to consider any future offer that comes his way but maintains he is happy at Craven Cottage and focused on the job at hand. "Some people get pigeon-holed as one or the other - he can only do this, he can only do that," said Hodgson. "I've been lucky enough to avoid being pigeon-holed and to have had a go at both, and I've enjoyed both. "And I totally refuse to make a decision between which I think is best and which I prefer to do. I think you take a look at each job on its merits, and when it's offered to you. "And, if you decide it's a job you want to do, you go there whole-heartedly and try to get as much out as you can." Hodgson's contract with Fulham expires at the end of the season and signing an extension is not high on his priority list, especially as his club are competing in the Premier League and Europa League. He explained: "To be honest, in the same vein as I've been talking about Sweden and Norway, it's the same thing there, I'm quite happy with the contract I've got. "It runs until next June, I'm happy getting on with it and we'll see what happens. "The simple fact of the matter is when you sign a contract with a club you sign it to do the job, and you hope that you're going to be allowed to do the job until the end of it at least. And then you'll see what happens."


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