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Roy Hodgson says he would be very interested in managing the Great Britain team at the 2012 Olympics.

The Fulham manager is rumoured to be one of the favourites for the job after the FA chairman Lord Triesman confirmed that he would be keen on apponting a manager by the end of the year. The FA had been hoping to entice Sir Alex Ferguson to coach the British side but had to shelve those plans after Scotland and Wales distanced themselves from the idea of fielding of a British team at the London Games.

Hodgson is not taking anything for granted having been tipped as a contender for the England job twice before. He was overlooked when Glenn Hoddle was sacked in 1999 and after Kevin Keegan, who left Fulham to take the England job. resigned a year and a half later.

I’ve supposedly been a major contender for the England job in the past but nothing has happened. So I’m not getting too excited and there hasn’t been any contact from anyone.

It is very nice to hear my name linked with the 2012 position but I know nothing more. The Olympics is a long way off but whoever gets that job, it is going to be an honour. If it came about that people thought I was the right man for the job I’d be happy to take it.