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By Martin Gough
BBC Sport in Barbados
Fletcher will end his eight-year reign after Saturday's World Cup match against the West Indies in Barbados.
"I am not sure whether the time really was right for him to go," Collingwood told BBC Sport.
"Fletch has continued to change his techniques. He is constantly looking at new ideas. He is a very good coach, who put his heart and soul into the job."
England captain Michael Vaughan said on Friday the time was right for a new voice.
But Collingwood, who has been tipped as a possible future one-day captain of the national side, believes the players have let Fletcher down during the Ashes whitewash and the World Cup.
"Obviously results have not gone our way this winter but our individual performances have been poor," he wrote in his website column.
"Fletch has done everything in his powers for us to perform at a high level. To go out on the note he has is very disappointing - after so much success he didn't deserve it."
Moores, who has coached the England A side since 2001, takes over from Fletcher on 1 May, with a Test series against West Indies beginning 16 days later.
"I have not worked with Peter Moores before but people who have spent time with him at the National Academy say he is very good so I am looking forward to it," said Collingwood.
"There will probably be a lot more change in store for the team, with a new coach bringing in different ideas. I think the [backroom] personnel will change as well."It is up to the experienced players in the squad to make sure we move on in a positive way and help the new coach implement his vision."
By Martin Gough
BBC Sport in Barbados
England captain Michael Vaughan expects Duncan Fletcher to take a new coaching position in a few months time, after his resignation from the England job.
Saturday's World Cup match against West Indies is Fletcher's last in charge.
"He will probably have a few months off and then he will be looking to come back and do what he loves best and that's coaching," said Vaughan.
"Where that will be I'm not sure but I know for a fact he has still got a lot to offer the game of cricket."
Several national coaching roles could be up for grabs in the next few months, with Sri Lanka's Tom Moody and John Bracewell of New Zealand coming to the end of contracts.
India's coaching position is currently vacant after Greg Chappell stood down, although Ravi Shastri has taken temporary charge for the next tour of Bangladesh.
Dav Whatmore announced on Friday that series would be his last in charge of Bangladesh and is thought to be keen on the India post.
And Bennett King's future with West Indies is also in doubt after their poor World Cup performances, although his contract runs until October.
Fletcher, who has a home in Cape Town, could move into first-class cricket, in England, South Africa or Australia, although his former side Glamorgan have already ruled out a return.
Vaughan, who learned of Fletcher's resignation during a two-hour chat on Wednesday evening, said he thought the time had come for a coaching change in the England side.
"Eight years as a coach at international level is a long time and I think he needs a fresh challenge and a fresh start," Vaughan said of Fletcher.
"He is the best I've ever worked with. I'm sure many people around the world will say he is among the top coaches.
"He's always coming up with new ideas; he's very innovative and forward thinking.
"Many thought he needed to be an Englishman to do the job but I don't think I've known anyone care for the England cricket team more than Duncan Fletcher had.
"He's brought a tremendous amount to the team and to me. All the players still have a very high regard for him but good things have to come to an end eventually."
Vaughan spoke on behalf of the players after Fletcher informed them all of his decision on Thursday morning, just hours before the official announcement.
He admitted: "I was emotional. In eight years you become like a family, you develop friendships and it's a sad moment when you lose an outstanding person.
"He can leave the job, not in great circumstances because of what has happened this winter, but proud of what he has done."
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