Hodgson cools Liverpool link
Fulham boss says he is happy at the club despite Reds talk
By James Riach. Last Updated: 03/05/10 8:52am
Hodgson: Linked with Benitez's job
Roy Hodgson insists he is happy at Fulham after speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool.
The Cottagers manager has been revered of late for the job he has done at Fulham, after guiding them to a Europa League final to be played against Atletico Madrid later this month.
His side have come on leaps and bounds since they narrowly avoided relegation in the 2007/08 campaign, and Hodgson has been tipped to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager in recent weeks.
With matters at Liverpool clouded in uncertainty and Rafa Benitez's position reportedly on a knife edge, the Fulham boss has now been linked with a move to Anfield.
However, the experienced tactician has dismissed such suggestions and insists he is happy at Craven Cottage.
"I am happy here at Fulham," he said. "I have got a contract here at Fulham. I am happy with the job I am doing.
"My name is sufficiently strong at the moment to be linked with other jobs and, of course, that is flattering and it is nice to hear.
"But as far as I am concerned it is speculation because I am at Fulham.
"We all prefer praise to criticism and love to hatred. It would be ludicrous to suggest I am not enjoying people saying and writing nice things about me and the team.
"But I am trying to keep a level head and keep things in perspective."
Fulham managed a 3-2 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday but all eyes are geared towards that Hamburg final on 12th May.