Roy Hodgson in no rush to decide future
Monday 13 February 2012
West Brom head coach Roy Hodgson insists he will not rush into making a decision on his future - and hinted that much will depend on the club securing their Barclays Premier League status.
Hodgson is out of contract at the Hawthorns in the summer and is among the candidates for the vacant England manager's role, although Tottenham's Harry Redknapp appears to be the clear favourite to be named as Fabio Capello's successor.
Regardless of what happens with the England job, Hodgson is adamant that he is only interested in working at the highest level in the future.
When asked about his contract situation, Hodgson said: "I shall be 65 in the summer and I don't need to worry about those sort of things. We'll see what happens.
"The one thing I do care about is working in the Barclays Premier League.
"I'm not so certain that I want to come back to England - which has been fantastic since I came back four years ago - and just cling on to any job and work in any division.
"Let's see how the next games pan out, and where we're going to go, and then maybe I'll sit down with the chairman and I'll discuss the future."
West Brom gave their survival chances a huge boost with yesterday's 5-1 win over Black Country rivals Wolves at Molineux, and Hodgson added: "The situation is very clear and simple. The club have mentioned that they would like me to stay on and I've said that sounds good.
"But we will wait and see what comes up and we will decide sometime in the future. There is no hurry."
Latest in Sport
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up