Hodgson turns down approaches from Sweden, Norway

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson turned down approaches from Sweden and Norway over their vacant coaching positions.

The former Finland and Switzerland coach led Fulham to its highest ever Premier League position last season and is contracted to the west London club until the end of this campaign. But he hasn’t ruled out leaving Fulham once the season is over.

“When you sign a contract with a club, you sign it to do the job, and you hope that you’re going to be allowed to do the job until the end of it at least,” Hodgson said. “And then you’ll see what happens.”

Sweden is still looking for a new coach after Sven-Goran Eriksson ruled himself out as a candidate to replace Lars Lagerback, who stepped down last week after the team failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Egil Olsen is acting Norway coach after Aage Hareide quit due to a winless 2008.