Hodgson out to make history

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Roy Hodgson is looking for Fulham to continue making history as they tackle Italian giants Juventus on Thursday.

Fulham chief wants to keep on winning

Roy Hodgson is looking for Fulham to continue making history as they tackle Italian giants Juventus on Thursday. The Cottagers, in their maiden European campaign, have already knocked holders Shakhtar Donetsk out of the competition. They now face Juventus in the last 16 with the first leg in Turin. And Hodgson admits as long they stay in Europe, they are writing new chapters in the club's history. "Given our position when I came to the club in 2007 I don't think many people would have actually given any credence to the fact that we'd be this far forward now in our development," Hodgson said. "Apart from appearing in the last vestiges of the Intertoto Cup, we haven't had any European history so we are making history as we go along. "The history we are making this year is a very important step in the club's history and one which I hope will provide that stronger foundation that which clubs like ourselves need to make. "These adventures in Europe can help us in terms of us becoming a stronger football club but we have a long way to go, mind, before we match the Inter Milans, the Juves and the Milans."

Italian job

Hodgson was happy to be back in Italy, a place he knows well following spells in charge of Inter Milan and Udinese. And the 62-year-old admits he would not be adverse to returning to Serie A one day. "Could I work here again? Why not? You never know what's going to happen to you in football," Hodgson said. "The two spells I had with Inter were enjoyable. Who knows what will happen in the future but it's not something I'm thinking about at the moment. "I'm happy doing what I'm doing at Fulham and recently renewed my contract." Meanwhile, Hodgson's counterpart Alberto Zaccheroni was also asked about his future.
Zaccheroni was appointed on a deal until the end of the season, replacing Ciro Ferrara last month. Now reports suggest that Juve could be tempted to offer Zaccheroni a long-term deal. But he said: "I won't speak about the future because it isn't part of our current objectives. "Now my objective is only to beat Fulham and I hope to be able to look every three days at the next objective until the end of the season. "I hope that there is an improvement in the team, but we are often penalised by these injuries so I cannot pretend that all is well. But the objective is to bring every player to the peak of his condition. "We respect Fulham a lot. They have shown their worth in the Premier League and the cup. They are a proud team, capable of exploiting all the chances that open up in the span of 90 minutes. "They are very compact and all play for the team. They know how to defend themselves very well."

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