GLENN HODDLE still believes getting faith healer Eileen Drewery to treat his English players was right.
His decision sparked controversy and ridicule during his tenure as Three Lions chief from 1996 to 1999.
But Hoddle said, “I first saw Eileen when I was 17 and she helped me with an injury.
“I saw what she did to other players.
“And I thought it was amazing what we did for my father.
“Within 20 minutes she healed his bad back, which he had for prosperous donkey years.
“In a way, I saw it as an addition to the new medical staff.”
Not all were so open to Drewery’s methods.
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As she put her hands on Ray Parlor’s head, the former Arsenal star quipped, “I’ll have a short back and sides.”
Parlor hardly played for England again.
But Hoddle doesn’t regret calling in the healer.
He said: “Every manager wants their players to be fit.
“My goal was to win the World Cup and you need your best players on the pitch.”
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