"I know Louis. I have always got on very well with him. I am pleased for him," Hodgson told reporters from England's pre-World Cup training camp in Portugal.
"He has been asked to take on a big job and my congratulations to him but when it comes to all of these appointments with club teams I don't think it is for national team managers to speak about it."
England will start their preparations for the World Cup with a friendly against Peru at Wembley Stadium on May 30.