West Brom are set to hold contract talks with head coach Roy Hodgson in the new year.

Hodgson's current deal runs out next summer, and he will celebrate his 65th birthday in August 2012. He has transformed Albion's fortunes since replacing Roberto Di Matteo in February, saving them from relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Baggies sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth said: "We are fully aware of Roy's contract situation - as is Roy. Roy is quite relaxed about it. We speak quite regularly about plans for next year."

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