The manager is ready to sign an extension as soon as a contract is presented to him.
"I can't demand that a contract is put on the table, that has to come from them," said Hodgson. "But I have never had any real doubt or fears that wouldn't happen.
"Certainly it has been made clear to me now that that is something the chairman really wants to do. He wants to put that contract in front of me for me to look at and sign.
"So here we are, obviously a lot closer in that respect than maybe some people have given the club credit for. And I think that all the way through I have maintained a very clear approach to it all. I haven't wanted to go out and make bold statements until there was a time as there was a statement to be made.
"Hopefully something will be there soon for me to be able to say."