Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer delays contract decision

Australian wants reassurances over Roy Hodgson's future...
Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is seeking reassurances that manager Roy Hodgson will be at the club's helm next season before signing a new contract.

The 37-year-old has been in inspired form this campaign, helping the Cottagers reach the Europa League final and the club have decided to reward the Australian with a new contract.

But Schwarzer insists that a deal will only be agreed if the club can keep hold of manager Hodgson.

The former Blackburn Rovers boss was awarded LMA Manager of the Year this season and has been linked with top jobs at Liverpool, Juventus and AC Milan.

All of which leads Schwarzer to believe that the 62-year-old will be in demand this summer.

"I have a year left on my contract and I'm keen to talk," the former Middlesbrough keeper told the People.

"I'm happy where I am - as long as the manager is still going to be here.

"Lots of big clubs are going to be interested in the manager's services after the amazing job he's done.

"As players we hope he'll stay but it is out of our hands."

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