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A fair few Fulham fans as well as neutrals have noticed that Roy Hodgson doesn’t tend to stay in a job for more than a couple of years. I don’t think that’s down to any Kevin Keegan tendency but more the fact that an attractive new challenge could appeal to him.

I’m a little late in catching the news but The People suggested that Sunderland were interested in perhaps tempting our Roy to takeover at the Stadium of Light. Whilst you can understand why a manager who masterminded one of the most unimaginable escapes from relegation in the history of the game would be top of their shortlist, I wouldn’t think Roy fancies swapping a side who he has fashioned into a mid-table outfit for a team that, at best, will just about avoid the drop this season.

As for their comments (or rather those of Tribal Football) that Hodgson has yet to negotiate a new contract with Al-Fayed or anyone else at the football club, doesn’t this mirror the kind of thinking that Hodgson had about contract negotiations for the likes of Jimmy Bullard? They could be a distraction and, as he hasn’t given any indication that he’s planning on going anywhere else, can easily be started in the summer when there aren’t a few more important Premier League games to play.