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17th Oct 2015

Football reacts to the shock news of Everton legend Howard Kendall

Carragher, Lineker and Fowler lead the tributes...

Kevin McGillicuddy

Everton’s most successful manager of the modern era is sadly no longer with us.

The club have confirmed the sad news that Howard Kendall, who led the club to the FA Cup in 1984 and the following season finished 13 points clear of second-placed Liverpool, to claim the  leaguetitle.

The club also went on to win the league title in the 1987/88 season while Kendall was also a success in Europe, having guided the Toffees to a European Cup Winners Cup title in 1985.

He has two further spells in charge of the club, leaving in 1987 and managing for a spell with Atletico Bilbao.He returned to Everton in 1990 and in 1997, with his final spell in charge notable for helping the club only just avoid relegation on the final day.

Everton issued a brief statement on his passing a short while ago.

He was also a manager of Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and his final job was with Ethnikos Piraeus in ther 1998/99 campaign.

Tributes to the 69-year-old have been paid from throughout the football.