Roy Hodgson insists he has no plans to retire and hopes to help Crystal Palace kick on in the Premier League.

The 70-year-old has done an impressive job at Selhurst Park following his early-season appointment, guiding Palace away from relegation danger after a horrific start to the campaign.

Although they are not mathematically safe going into the final two games - the first of which is at Stoke on Saturday - it would take a highly unlikely set of results to see them slip back into danger.

Hodgson has a year left on his contract and says his focus is on making the Eagles a stronger outfit.

Asked whether Palace will be his last job in football, he replied: "It depends how long I can stay, I suppose, the track record of managers at Crystal Palace isn't great, they don't have (Arsene) Wengers here.

"It depends how long I want to work. But at the moment I am fully focused on next season.

"When we sit down with Steve (Parish) at the end of the season and see what we want to do, I hope that I will be a part of that planning.

"We will see how it goes from there but at the moment I don't contemplate retirement, I shall hope when the day comes when I need to retire it will dawn on me and I will be able to make the same sort of wise and considered decision that Sir Alex (Ferguson) made."

The former England manager came in to replace Frank de Boer after an awful start to the season which saw Palace pointless and goalless after four games.

Even after 11 matches they only had four points, so the turnaround is an impressive one, but not something Hodgson has not masterminded before, after he led a great escape at Fulham in 2008.

He followed that up by delivering European football for the Cottagers the following season, but he warns a repeat across London is unlikely unless there is some summer spending.

"We were lucky at our recruitment there from staying up by the skin of our teeth," he said of his time at Fulham.

"We were very lucky the following season to plug certain gaps in our squad.

"I have got to be brutally honest that if we are going to kick on here to the extent Fulham did I would need that sort of success in the transfer market going forward to bring in a considerable number of players to make our squad significantly stronger.

"I'm hoping this summer we won't be able to use the excuse that we didn't have time and I'm hoping we won't be able to use the excuse that we didn't identify the players, but I don't write the cheques, I don't make the decisions.

"All I can do is recommend to bring in the players that we think are the right ones and make the squad even stronger next year."