Harry Redknapp will not take the England job before the end of the season, according to Stoke manager Tony Pulis.
The Tottenham boss has previously admitted that he has received no contact from the Football Association over becoming Fabio Capello's successor.
Stuart Pearce is currently at the helm and took charge of the Three Lions in their defeat to the Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday.
But Redknapp remains the favourite for the hot-seat with his Spurs side enjoying a successful season in the Premier League.
The North London club are third in the table, eight points behind Sunday's opponents Manchester United.
Stoke manager Pulis believes Redknapp would be the right choice for the FA, but feels the 65 year-old's full focus is currently with Tottenham.
He said: "I spoke to him the other day and he's desperate for Spurs to do well, so I doubt he'll take it while the season's running.
"But if the FA think he's the manager to take us further then I think it should all be sorted before the Euros start.
"Everybody believes Harry should have the job. The FA should do that as quickly as they can.
"We should forget all the speculation - no disrespect to Stuart Pearce. Even if Harry's just there as an observer and they allow Stuart to do it."