Last Updated: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 15:27
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson insists he has not thought about the England job despite being heavily linked with the role.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp remains the hot favourite to succeed Fabio Capello but the experienced Hodgson is seen as a viable alternative.
The former Blackburn manager has re-built his reputation after a difficult spell at Liverpool, helping West Brom to safety last season and keeping them in mid-table this campaign.
The 64-year-old's contract at the Hawthorns also expires at the end of the season, meaning there would be no compensation due should the FA make an approach.
Speaking after his side's 3-0 win over Blackburn at the Hawthorns on Saturday, Hodgson played down talk of the England role, while refusing to rule out the possibility of taking the top job.
"What West Brom would do, and I'm jumping the gun, I guess, is have clauses and compensation agreed," said the 64-year-old.
"I'm not giving any thought to it and the vacancy has nothing to do with me, other than I'm an Englishman and have to answer questions about it.
"I'm very comfortable about the situation," he added. "If it gets done at the end of the season, or gets done before, that's fine."
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