Caretaker Manager: November 1990 and December 1993 - January 1994
Assuming the role of caretaker manager twice during his time at Everton, Jimmy Gabriel demonstrated stout dedication and loyalty in two unenviable and essentially untenable positions.
His first stretch as manager, between Colin Harvey and Howard Kendall, saw him managing the team for only one match, a solid victory over QPR. The second period between Kendall and Mike Walker, saw Gabriel managing a disconsolate team through seven games, managing to acquire only one point and scoring two goals.
In control too short a time to have any real affect, blame for a difficult and disappointing period for the club can hardly be attached to a man who proved himself to be both willing and dedicated in every single capacity in which he served.