The Football Association have confirmed that the West Brom boss is the only man they’ve spoken to about the Three Lions role, and the Baggies have granted them permission to speak to the 64-year-old.
But Collymore feels this action may just be to provoke a response from Spurs supremo Redknapp, who is widely regarded as the public’s choice to replace Fabio Capello as manager of the Three Lions.
“I think the Football Association are trying to get a response out of Harry Redknapp,” he told The Press Pass.
“Harry has to be a candidate. They can’t ignore the fact that many England supporters, who are going to pay lots of money for merchandise to pay off the debts of the FA, [want him].
“If he hasn’t been approached and Roy Hodgson has, maybe the conclusion we can draw from that is that they’re trying to get Harry out.
“The last time we spoke he said wanted manage England several years ago and said that any Englishman would want to do it. Maybe Spurs and Harry haven’t played ball [with the FA].”