This might have been published last week, but I hadn’t read about it until now so I thought I’d share it with you.
Roy Hodgson says he won’t look at his possible pay packet until after the last game of the season for fear of jinxing Fulham’s fine run in the Premier League.
Hodgson, who picked up a bonus of around £1m for keeping the Whites in the top flight last season, is in line to earn another £500,000 should Fulham hang onto the eighth place they currently occupy in the table. He could be looking at an even bigger reward should they climb further up the league and claim a spot in next season’s Europa League, the competition currently known as the UEFA Cup.
He insists that he won’t look at his earnings until after the final whistle against FA Cup finalists Everton at Craven Cottage on May 24.
It’s true my wages are incentivised. But I’m too superstitious to check what I’m going to get. I’ll wait until the last game and then look.
Hodgson insists that achieving the highest possible league finish should be the club’s number one target in the final weeks of the season.
Instead of seeing Uefa as the Holy Grail, we should see finishing as high as possible [in the league] as the priority. We’ve got a very small squad – and it would be very stretched. To do well in all competitions, the group would be hard pushed to do the same as this year – and there would have to be adjustments.