Hodgson turns down duo
Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has revealed he has turned down offers to coach Sweden and Norway. Hodgson claims he was approached by both countries about taking over the manager's job for the respective national teams. The Swedish FA confirmed last week Hodgson was on their shortlist of candidates to replace Lars Lagerback at the helm, while Egil Olsen was placed in charge of Norway on a temporary basis following the sacking of Age Hareide. Hodgson said today: "It's very nice to be mentioned. I've made it clear to the people who have contacted me that I have a contract so it's a non-starter and there is no point in them considering me." Hodgson's current contract at Fulham is up for renewal at the end of the season, but as yet he has held no talks with the Cottagers hierarchy. The former Switzerland manager has done an impressive job at Fulham since taking charge at Craven Cottage in December 2007, saving them from relegation in that season before leading them to seventh spot and a place in Europe last term. Hodgson has pledged his immediate future to the West London club and insists he has no plans to leave the club.
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