Everton's former manager Howard Kendall died Saturday. He was 69 years old.
- He is the greatest manager in the club's history, and he is one of the best that has ever pulled on the Everton jersey, the club writes on its website.
He passed away at a hospital in Stockport with the family around him.
Kendall played for Everton as a midfielder through the 1960s and 1970s, and became champion with the team in the season 1969-1970.
He started his managerial career as player-manager in Blackburn Rovers in 1979.
Two years later he was in place as manager for Everton. He played four games before becoming a full time manager for the next six years.
During his leadership the team had some successful years. Everton won the FA Cup in 1984 and the 1984/1985 season was the club's big year.
Then it won both the English premier league and the Cup Winners' Cup. The following year, Everton secured the 2nd place in the series, while they were champions again in the season 1986/1987. These are the most successful years in Everton's history.
Kendall also visited other clubs, but Everton was his second home. For three periods, he was manager for the club. The last time was in 1997-1998.
After a short stay in a Greek club, Kendall ended his coaching career in 1999.
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