Glenn Hoddle insists he would not take the England U21 job while the FA allowed the best players to remain unavailable to the coach.
"It wouldn't (interest me) unless they changed the rules," Hoddle told talkSPORT.
"Why would anyone be interested when you are taking your weapon away, when your better players aren't going to be there with you?"
"I feel sorry for Stuart Pearce. Whoever takes the job, or continues to do the job, why would they take it if you are not going to get your best players?
"It's like a boxer going in to the ring with one arm tied behind his back."
"If the players who are (regularly) playing senior internationals then of course they aren't going to go, but there are a lot of players who should have gone and the FA really have to look at themselves and change the rules,” the former England boss added.
"They have to be much stronger when it comes to the tournament time."