Hodgson calm over Olsson future

The Sweden defender has 18 months left of his current deal at The

Hawthorns and has decided to wait until next summer before making

any decision on his future. Olsson will hang fire until after the

European Championship finals next summer, although the 28-year-old

has admitted he would like to join a title-chasing club. However,

Hodgson is relaxed about the player’s decision, saying: “Jonas

Olsson is very happy at West Brom, that’s obvious by his loyalty to

the club and by the way he plays. “That he might harbour ambitions

to move to one of the top four clubs in England, I don’t think you

could particularly hold that against him could you? “We would have

to accept one day that, if he played so well for us each year, that

one of the top clubs in the country or abroad are tempting him and

prising him away, we’ll have to live with that. “We’ve learned to

live with all the other players we’ve lost in the same way over the

years. “There’s always that bigger flea out there to bite you. He’s

had serious discussions about extending his contract, he’s got 18

months to go so he’s here this season and next season anyway.”