Everton’s 3-0 home defeat against Manchester United yesterday was overshadowed by the sad passing of Toffees legend Howard Kendall at the age of 69.
The clubs former-player and manager passed on Saturday morning in a Southport hospital surrounded by his loved ones.
Kendall is regarded as Everton’s best ever manager, having guided the Toffees to two top-flight titles in the 1980’s, an FA Cup triumph and a European Cup Winners Cup victory.
However, older fans will remember him from his playing days in the 1960’s, as one of the Toffees famous Holy Trinity, which also consisted of Colin Harvey and Alan Ball.
Alongside his two friends and colleagues he won the English top-flight title in 1969 in what is still regarded as one of the finest Everton teams.
Kendall also represented the likes of Preston, Birmingham, Blackburn and Stoke in his playing days.
Kendall will be mourned by fans of his former-clubs, but his personality and character transcended the football barriers, with even fans and former-players of Liverpool expressing their sadness at his passing.
Not only has football lost a great former-player and manager, but the world has lost a great man. He always had time for fans and a friendly world. Quite simply Howard Kendall was a legend and will never be forgotten by the peoples whose lives he touched.
I speak for everybody at Footynews365 when I say RIP Howard and would like to send our condolences to his friends and family at this sad time.
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