West Brom head coach Roy Hodgson has a "lot of things to wait on" before deciding whether to remain with the midlands club next season, according to his number two Keith Downing.

Hodgson's current contract at the Hawthorns expires in June and there has been no indication as to whether he will sign a new deal. The former Inter Milan and Liverpool manager has been the subject of speculation linking him as a candidate for the England role as Fabio Capello's successor.

Downing said: "Roy has kept his cards close to his chest and I respect that. He's got a lot of things to wait on, I think."

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