Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that he would be keen on signing a new deal at the club but admits that his only focus is keeping the club in the Premier League, according to the Evening Standard.
The former England manager has enjoyed an impressive turnaround at the club, with relegation looking a certainty when he joined back in September.
Despite their impressive start they have struggled in recent months and haven’t won a game since mid-January, with a number of high-profile injuries getting the better of Palace.
The 70-year-old’s deal expires in the summer and he’ll be looking to stay in a job should he go on to keep Crystal Palace in the Premier League this season.
This job was his first role since the embarrassment which saw England eliminated from Euro 2016 by Iceland, a defeat which sparked the end of his spell with England.
Hodgson spoke about his current contract situation:
I wouldn’t ask [chairman] Steve [Parish] to do that at the moment. I’d say to him: ‘Look, I’m not going to be running away.
If in a year’s time, we are still where we are today and things are going as they are, the relationship is still good and you still think I’m the right man for the job, let’s talk about it then’.
He went onto add:
I don’t need to be tied up for longer periods of time. I didn’t come to Crystal Palace to get long-term contracts.
My long-term future financially is secure. I didn’t need that. I came to do the job that needs to be done on a daily basis.
All the time I want to do that job and Steve thinks I’m the right man, then we will continue. And when the day comes when one of us thinks it is not right, we’ll shake hands and walk away.