Hodgson set for new contract

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson is close to agreeing a new contract to remain at the helm of the Craven Cottage club.

Hodgson, who took the reins in December 2007, saved the Cottagers from relegation in his first season before guiding them to a place in Europe last term.

The experienced manager was recently linked with the Sweden national team job, but has revealed that talks over a new deal with the Cottagers are at an advanced stage.

"It's something that has been discussed over a period of time," he said following Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Wigan Athletic.

"The club have been keen to organise a contract for me to stay longer and I am not averse to the idea.

"I hope something will be sorted out in the near future because 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."

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