In teh wake of Fulham’s Europa League final defeat to Atletico Madrid, manager Roy Hodgson has committed his future the club.
Hodgson has led his side through a remarkable run in the competition this season, and was awarded the LMA manager of the year prize earlier in the week.
The experienced coach has been linked with a move away from the club following his success, but insists he has no intention of leaving.
“The Premier League, like Serie A, like the Spanish Primera Liga, the Bundesliga, you’re talking about the very, very top leagues in Europe and just being a part of it in itself is something very important,” he said.
“As far as my future is concerned I have never given it much thought. I’ve been committed fully to Fulham all the time I’ve been at the club.
“I still have a contract at the club and as far as I know that’s where I shall be.”
Meanwhile, Hodgson’s players have come out in support of their manager, and defender Brede Hangeland believes the 62-year-old was key to their success in Europe.
The Norway international said: “He’s the main reason why we’re here today, it’s as simple as that.
“We’ve got a good group of players that work really hard but it’s all masterminded by him. He’s done really well.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen but I obviously hope he’ll stay. He’s really important to the success we’ve had over the last two years so it’s probably the most important thing for us over the summer to make sure he stays.”
Midfielder Simon Davies expects Hodgson to have attracted interest from other clubs.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he had offers on the table but I think he said before he wants to continue the job here he really likes it in Fulham and he’s been a top manager while he’s been here,” he noted.