WORCESTER Warriors head coach Carl Hogg says his future will become clear in the “next couple of weeks”.

Hogg has worked at the Aviva Premiership outfit since May 2013 but his current deal runs out at the end of the season.

Alan Solomons replaced Gary Gold as director of rugby last month and has stepped up contract talks with players and coaches.

Hogg has previously refused to comment on his plans beyond this season.

But when he was asked whether he had held discussions with Solomons over his future, the former Scotland international said: “That is something that will come out in the next couple of weeks.”

Since being brought in by Dean Ryan following his appointment as director of rugby, Hogg has been part of Warriors' coaching staff, overseeing their relegation in 2014 and then promotion back to the Premiership the following year.

After Ryan’s departure in June 2016, Hogg was given the joint responsibility of Worcester’s rugby department with former high performance director Nick Johnston.

The 48-year-old was then handed sole leadership later that year, but with Warriors hovering just above the relegation zone Gold was parachuted in by the club in January.

With Gold at the helm Worcester avoided the drop, but the South African left at the end of last year to become USA’s new head coach.

Solomons, who joined the club to assist Gold in October, has taken over the reins and Hogg said the 67-year-old had given players and coaches “clear direction” as Warriors have moved nine points clear of bottom club London Irish.

Hogg will now take charge of the team in the European Challenge Cup as Worcester host Pool Five leaders Connacht on Saturday (3pm) before visiting Brive seven days later.

“Alan has had a huge influence on the environment since he arrived a couple of months ago,” Hogg said.

“I think Connacht away was his first game with us and he has brought a huge amount of clarity to the group since then.

“He is a very good communicator.

“He lays it down and people are in no uncertain terms of what is expected of them – whether that’s players or staff – and that’s been beneficial.

“I think you have seen that bear fruit with the performances in the majority of games he has been involved in.

“There is a real clear direction in the way we want to play the game.

“Clearly there have been blips and last Friday’s defeat to Bath was one of them. But on the whole he has had a really positive influence.”