17 Oct 2015


The LMA is deeply saddened by the news that Howard Kendall has died at the age of 69, on 17th October 2015.

Paying tribute to Howard, LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson said: “A great player, great manager and a great man whose life, like his career in management, was over too soon. His friendly and humorous nature belied his burning desire to be a winner and his very astute tactical brain. Beginning in the 80’s, I opposed Howard on many occasions, rarely successfully. It’s a sad day, but thankfully his record, his warmth and the memories we have of him will be true testaments to a remarkable football man.

“Our thoughts and condolences go to his wife Lil and children Hailey, Lisa and Simon at this very sad time.”

LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan added: “Howard Kendall was a true great of English football. The records he established during his time as a player and a manager enhance his legacy in the game, in particular at Everton FC, for whom he was a fantastic servant, winning the title both as a player and manager.

“He had a very successful playing career, during which he became the youngest player ever to feature in an FA Cup Final.  As a manager, he was revered as a hero to the blue half of Liverpool during Everton’s golden period when he masterminded two championships, an FA Cup, and the European Cup Winners Cup all of which earned him his place in the LMA Hall of Fame.

“His accomplishments, both at home and as a pioneer English manager abroad are acknowledged far beyond Merseyside and he will be sorely missed.”

Howard Kendall's Management Career

Honours (7)

League Titles


Football League Division One Champions, (1987)

Football League Division One Champions, (1985)

Domestic Trophies


Charity Shield Winners, (1986)

Charity Shield Winners, (1985)

Charity Shield Winners, (1984)

FA Cup Winners, (1984)

European Trophies


European Cup Winners Cup Winners, (1985)


Ethnikos Piraeus: 01/12/1998 - 01/03/1999

Everton: 27/06/1997 - 01/07/1998

Sheffield United: 12/12/1995 - 27/06/1997

Notts County: 12/01/1995 - 01/04/1995

Everton: 05/11/1990 - 04/12/1993

Manchester City: 06/12/1989 - 05/11/1990

Athletic Bilbao: 18/06/1987 - 01/11/1989

Everton: 31/05/1981 - 18/06/1987

Blackburn Rovers: 01/06/1979 - 31/05/1981