Hodgson pledges future to Fulham

FULHAM manager Roy Hodgson has given his side a boost ahead of tonight&rsquo;s crunch Europa League clash with Roma by pledging his future to the club.<br /><br />Hodgson has been linked with both the Sweden and Norway national team jobs, but the 62-year-old insists he wants to stay at Craven Cottage.<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s very nice to be mentioned,&rdquo; Hodgson said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s very nice to be mentioned. I&rsquo;ve made clear to the people that have contacted me that I have a contract here at Fulham and I intend to honour that contract. I am very happy here.<br /><br />&ldquo;Whether or not the job appeals to me or not, it is a non-starter as I am not free or at liberty to take that job. I&rsquo;ve made it clear there is no point in considering me because I am not available.&rdquo;<br /><br />Meanwhile, tonight&rsquo;s clash with the Italian giants is a special one for Fulham&rsquo;s Bjorn Helge Riise, who comes up against elder brother John Arne for the first time in his professional career.<br /><br />&ldquo;I have never played against him before but we have talked about it a lot,&rdquo; Bjorn said. &ldquo;He called me as soon as he saw the draw for the group stage. He told me he is going to smash me and I am going to smash him!&rdquo;