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PA Wire/PA Images Manager Howard Kendall and his assistant Colin Harvey (right) with the league trophy as members of the 1984-85 season team take to the pitch.
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Legendary Everton manager Howard Kendall dies at 69
The club have confirmed the news.

THE MAN WHO led Everton to multiple title wins in the 1980s, Howard Kendall, has passed away, the club have confirmed.

Kendall led the Toffees to two First Division titles in the mid 80s as well as an FA Cup and a European Cup Winners’ Cup.

Kendall also played for Preston North End, Birmingham City, Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers. As well as his three spells as manager at Everton, he also coached the likes of Athletic Bilbao, Manchester City and Blackburn.

He made it clear he was interested in succeeding Steve Staunton as Ireland boss in 2007 before Giovanni Trapattoni took the job.

Gary Lineker, who played for Everton under Kendall in the 1985-86 season, wrote on Twitter: “Saddened to hear that Howard Kendall has passed away. Brilliantly managed the best club side I ever played for at Everton. Great bloke.”

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Ex-Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish, who was in charge in his first spell at Anfield while Kendall was at Goodison Park, said: “Very very sad news about Howard Kendall. Total respect for him as a player manager and person. Fantastic character. Be sadly missed. A legend.”

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