On This Day: 22/05
Everton’s most successful manager in their illustrious history, Howard Kendall was born in Ryton-on-Tyne ON THIS DAY in 1946.
Howard the player started to make a name for himself in the game as a very young man - becoming the youngest player ever to appear in an FA Cup Final in 1964.
In March 1967 he joined Everton Football Club, and thus began the most wonderful of footballing journeys.
Howard was a fabulous footballer, making 274 appearances for The Blues, scoring 29 goals - but it is his achievements as Everton manager that most people will remember him for.
Taking over in 1981, with Everton struggling, he moulded one of the greatest English football teams ever - winning the Championship in 1985 and 1987, the FA Cup in 1984 and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1985.
He later had another couple of spells in the Goodison hot-seat, without success, but his place in the Everton Football Club Hall of Fame is assured forever.