By FOX Sports staff
The Red Warriors, who finished a disappointing fourth in the Super League earlier this season, get kick off their bid to win the Malaysia Cup on Tuesday when they visit Group C rivals Pahang at the Darulmakmur Stadium.
However, their preparations have been slightly overshadowed by speculation that Hodak, who led them to the treble last term, could be on his way out after rumours emerged that the Kelantan hierarchy are interested in appointing LIONSXII boss V. Sundramoorthy as their coach for next season.
Still, the Croat insists he will not let the recent speculation distract him as he looks to lead his side to back-to-back triumphs in Malaysia's premier club competition.
"The Malaysia Cup is the most prestigious tournament and we will need to be at our best in every match," he told the New Straits Times.
"As for my future, I do not want to think about it as I still have a contract to fulfil.
"I have a squad of talented players capable of landing the title. My focus is on the mission ahead."
Hodak also revealed that the Red Warriors have no real injury concerns ahead of the clash with Pahang, although he did admit some of his players are still not back to full match fitness.
"Everyone is fine but of course some are not 100% yet, especially those who just returned from injuries," he added.
"He [captain Badhri Radzi] only played 75 minutes in our recent friendly against Forces [ATM]. He will need a few more matches to get back to full potential.
"As for those who returned from international duty, some are not 100% but should be prepared."
Several Kelantan players, including goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi and forward Norfarhan Muhammad, were hit by a flu bug last week but are said to have recovered and should be fit to play against Tok Gajah on Tuesday evening.