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Roy Hodgson has not been approached about becoming Sweden's new national coach and insists he is fully committed to Fulham.

Lars Lagerback's nine-year reign as Sweden's manager ended on Wednesday after he failed to guide his home country to World Cup qualification. Hodgson had been linked with a return to the country where he began his managerial career with Halmstads in 1976.

The 62-year-old, who also had a five year spell at Malmo and a two-year stint at Orebro, said he was flattered to be linked to the job, but denied he was interested. "I haven't been contacted about the Sweden job," Hodgson said.

He added: "I have a contract until the end of the year here so I'm not free to take a job until June or July.

"Firstly, as far as I know Sweden have always gone for Swedish coaches and I would be very surprised if they don't go for another Swedish coach. And secondly I'm quite happy here so hopefully my time here will continue a bit longer."

Fulham's slow start to the season has led to speculation that Hodgson's contract will not be extended when it is up for renewal at the end of the season.

Hodgson confirmed he has not held any formal discussions with the club's hierarchy about a new deal but is confident Fulham are going in the right direction under his stewardship.

"I would like to think the job that I have done here, and am doing here, is a good one," he added. "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."

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