Hodgson happy to coach U.K. Olympic team

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Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has revealed he is open to the idea of coaching a Great Britain soccer team at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Reports have emerged suggesting FA chairman Lord Triesman sees Hodgson as the ideal man for the job.

The 62-year-old, who has a wealth of experience in Europe, has also been touted as a possible future England boss, but has revealed no contact has been made regarding either position.

"I've supposedly been a major contender for the England job in the past but nothing has happened," Hodgson said, according to The Daily Mirror. "So I'm not getting too excited and there hasn't been any contact from anyone.

"It is very nice to hear my name linked with the 2012 position but I know nothing more. The Olympics is a long way off but whoever gets that job, it is going to be an honor. If it came about that people thought I was the right man for the job I'd be happy to take it."

Meanwhile, Fulham suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa on Sunday, with a performance Hodgson struggled to draw positives from.