West Brom head coach Roy Hodgson expects discussions over his future to "hot up a bit" in the near future.

Hodgson's current contract runs out this summer and several players have indicated his remaining at The Hawthorns will have a bearing on deciding their own futures. But the former Inter Milan and Liverpool boss wants to continue managing at Premier League level and needs assurances Albion are thinking along the same lines with their plans for next season.

Hodgson said: "I have said on many occasions that I like the club, like the people and am enjoying myself. We are approaching that stage now where no doubt the discussions will hot up a bit. It's nice to think that players would to some extent base their decisions on me. I am flattered to hear that, but of course, I also must see what is best for me."

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