Clint Hill wants new Queens Park Rangers contract

Clint Hill's current deal at Queens Park Rangers expires in the summer.

Clint Hill has told the Brent and Kilburn Times that he is hoping Queens Park Rangers offer him a new contract at the end of the season.

Hill’s current deal at QPR is due to expire in the summer, and his future is firmly up in the air as things stand.

Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has expressed a desire to freshen up Rangers’ squad, and bring through more young players.

Hill is now at the age of 37, and coming towards the end of his career. However, the defender has put in some brilliant performances recently, and he is hoping that his good form will be rewarded with a deal which could see him become a player/coach.

“That sort of thing is not up to me, that’s up to the club. But, that said, if there was a role like that made available for me then [that would be] absolutely fantastic,” Hill said.

“Coaching is definitely something I want to do full-time once I have finished playing. I’m up to my UEFA A licence at the moment, which allows me to work as a manager at Championship level.

“I’ll be working towards my pro licence in the next year to 18 months - that’s something I want to get my teeth into.

“I never thought I’d still be playing at this age and be feeling this good, but I am so that’s great and I’ve had to put that coaching stuff to the side at the moment as a result.

“But if there was a player/coach role offered to me in the summer that would be great, but we’ll just have to wait and see on that one.”

Hill has been at QPR since 2010 and during that time he has become a fans’ favourite at Loftus Road, due to his commitment and whole-hearted style.

Hill’s involvement has decreased this season, though, and he has generally been utilised as a back-up choice.

The former Crystal Palace man has only played 11 times, but he has still proved his worth more recently.

Hill has played in QPR’s last three matches, and the London side have only conceded on one occasion during this time.

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