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Roy Hodgson soon to sign new contract

last updated Monday 09th November 2009, 10:11 AM
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson
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Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that he is hopeful of agreeing a contract extension in the near future.

Speaking after the Cottagers draw at Wigan, former Inter Milan boss Hodgson said: "It's something that has been discussed over a period of time. The club have been keen to organise a contract for me to stay longer and I am not averse to the idea.

"Hopefully something will be sorted out in the near future as they are keen to get something done.

"I have been treated magnificently by the Fulham fans and everyone at Fulham. It has been a really good two years - I like the club and the fans and feel it has been reciprocated.''

Hodgson guided Fulham to a Europa League berth lasts season after an excellent campaign and has drawn wide acclaim for his work at Craven Cottage, recently revealing he had been approached to be head coach by both the Sweden and Norway national teams.

The Cottagers followed up last week's impressive victory over Liverpool with an unconvincing display against Wigan and Hodgson admitted he was happy to escape from the DW Stadium with a draw after Clint Dempsey's penalty equalised Emerson Boyce's earlier effort.

"I was very pleased with the point, especially after the excitement and pressure of the Liverpool game and the grave disappointment in Rome in midweek," Hodgson said.

"Wigan are a very good team and the players showed a lot of character and determination so I have to be really happy with a point.

"It was more a 3-3 game than a 1-1 and Mark Schwarzer had to bring off some spectacular saves from their long-range shooting.''

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