The Poster: Howard Kendall | A hero in the blue part of Merseyside

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Poster of Howard Kendall

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Howard Kendall was one of the most successful football managers in English history. He managed Everton Football Club for nine years, winning the FA Cup and two league championships. He also had spells managing Manchester City, Athletic Bilbao and Sheffield United Kendall was known as a disciplinarian who demanded high standards from his players. He was also a very popular figure in Liverpool, where he was born and raised. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at Howard Kendall's life and career.

Who was Howard Kendall and what did he achieve in his career as a football manager?

Howard Kendall began his playing career as a midfielder with Preston North End in 1952. He made over 100 appearances for the club, before moving to Everton in 1959. Kendall spent seven seasons at Everton, making over 200 appearances. He was a member of the side that won the first division championship in 1970. Kendall also had spells with Birmingham City, Stoke City and Balckburn Rovers. Kendall retired from playing in 1981 when he returned for a short period with Everton.

Howard Kendall began his managing career as a player-manager with Birmingham in 1979. He helped them won promotion in 1980. In 1981 he returned to Everton as a player-manager but was eventually given the full time role of managing the club. Kendall spent six seasons in charge of Everton which turned out to be one of Everton's most glorious periods. Kendall guided Everton to success by winning the FA Cup in 1983, two First Division titles in 1985 and 1987 and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1985.

Kendall's time as manager of Everton came to an end in 1987. He then had spells in charge of Athletic Bilbao, Manchester City and Sheffield United. He rejoined Everton in 1990 helping them escape relegation but his subsequent seasons with the club weren't as successful as compared to his previous stint with The Toffees. He left the club in 1993 and went on to manage a few other clubs. Kendall then returned to Everton for a third time in 1997 but was only in charge for six months before being sacked. He retired from football management soon afterwards.

Howard Kendall will always be remembered as a hero in the blue half of Merseyside. He was a great player and an even better manager who led Everton to some of their greatest ever achievements. He will always be fondly remembered by Everton fans.

What was Howard Kendall's coaching style and philosophy?

Kendall has been credited with having a major influence on the development of English football. He is widely regarded as one of the game's most innovative and influential coaches. His philisophy was based on the Dutch "Total Football" model of the 1970s. This style of play requires every player to be comfortable in multiple positions and able to play both offensively and defensively. Kendall was also known for his use of psychological techniques to motivate his players.


Kendall's managing style was based on the continental style of football which was starting to take hold in England in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This was a time when English clubs were beginning to dominate European competitions. Kendall's teams at Everton were known for their quick, passing style of play. Kendall also had a great eye for talent. He signed some of the best players in Everton's history, including Peter Reid, Trevor Steven and Gary Lineker.

Kendall's time at Everton was not without its challenges. The club went through a period of financial difficulty in the early 1980s. This led to the sale of some of the club's best players, including Steven and Lineker. Kendall was also criticized for his use of foreign players. However, he always maintained that his primary focus was on winning trophies for the club.

Kendall's successes at Everton make him a hero in the blue part of Merseyside. He is revered by the club's fans and is considered one of the greatest managers in its history. Kendall will always be remembered for his tremendous achievements at Everton.

Poster of Howard Kendall