Tony Pulis feels the Football Association were wrong to strip John Terry of the England captaincy without consulting national coach Fabio Capello.
The decision to rid the Chelsea defender of the armband sparked a sequence of events that ended with Capello walking away from his Three Lions post on Wednesday.
Feeling his authority having been undermined by those above him, the Italian decided he had no option but to quit.
His timing could have been better, with Euro 2012 fast approaching, but Stoke boss Pulis has reiterated his view that Capello had every right to act in the manner he did.
"I think the manager should have the final say on football matters - that is what the manager is for, full stop," he said.
"I think Capello has (resigned) as a matter of principle. He has been a top manager - I don't think anyone can question his record through his career.
"He has managed some great football clubs and been successful at them, and it is disappointing, because he most probably would have had the majority of his team in place ready to go.
"Whether they had done well or been indifferent, you would have to wait and see. But for me, the manager should always be in charge of football matters until he is sacked."
While disappointed to see Capello walk away, Pulis is of the opinion that Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is the standout candidate to inherit the England reins.
The Welshman added: "The situation with Harry is pretty unique in lots of respects. I think he has got the media on his side, people in football on his side and supporters on his side. So he has to get the job!
"The big issue here with the whole situation is what Harry wants to do. He has just been through a traumatic couple of weeks and the time leading up to the case.
"He has got through that and he will be desperate now just to get back to what he is good at, and that is being the manager of a football club.
"Tottenham have been very successful under him and I'd be very surprised if he walked away from that at this present moment."
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