Former Everton player and manager, the much-loved Howard Kendall passed away on this day last year. The term ‘legend’ is often thrown about lightly, but in the case of Kendall, it was well-deserved too.
Kendall guided the club to two league titles, the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup during a glorious four-year spell in the mid 1980s. He was 69 at the time of his passing.
He also won the league title as a player in 1970, forming one-third of the ‘Holy Trinity’ in the Toffees midfield along with Colin Harvey and Alan Ball.
Kendall was a very popular player and manager at both Everton and throughout the footballing world, as was witnessed from the tributes that flooded in from all over the planet last year.
The writers at Royal Blue Mersey shared their favorite memories of Kendall as well.
Colin Harvey, who was one of the aforementioned ‘Holy Trinity’, spoke about his friend and fellow player recently -
RIP Howard Kendall, you are missed by Evertonians everywhere.