West Brom have granted permission for the Football Association to speak to Roy Hodgson about the vacant England manager's position, the FA have confirmed.
Hodgson is out of contract in the summer - meaning the FA would not have to pay any costly compensation or become involved in any wrangling with the club.
That is in contrast to the situation at Spurs who would expect hefty compensation were the FA to approach them about Redknapp.
Hodgson has coached the Switzerland and Finland national teams with considerable success in the past. He has also been extraordinarily successful on limited resources at West Brom, for whom he signed an 18-month contract last February after a disappointing spell at Liverpool.
West Brom said in a statement: "The club are currently in negotiations with Roy about a new contract - his current deal ends on June 30 - and remain very keen to bring these talks to a successful conclusion.