Roy Hodgson says he would like to open negotiations with Fulham over a new contract.

Hodgson says he has yet to hold any talks over extending his current deal, which is due to expire at the end of the season, and nobody can argue with his assertion that he’s taking the club in the right direction. When the former Inter Milan boss replaced Lawrie Sanchez in December 2008, Fulham were in the relegation zone and their prospects for survival looked bleak well into the new year. Not only did Hodgson guide them to safety courtesy of an improbable late run of form, but he led Fulham to seventh last season and into the Europa League.

Those achievements make these quotes seem very modest indeed.

I would like to think the job that I have done here, and am doing here, is a good one. We are all working hard and getting the best out of the players and doing the best job we can so long may that continue.

If a new contract offer comes up then I’ll consider it. Every week things change, your position is stronger and weaker week by week dependent on whether you have won a game or lost a game.