Chairman Wins Kendall Award
Moyes pays tribute to Mr Kenwright.
David Moyes paid tribute to Chairman Bill Kenwright after the Everton supremo was honoured with the Howard Kendall Award at the Club’s seventh annual End of Season ceremony.
Every year Everton Giant Kendall – the Blues' most successful manager – reserves special dispensation to recognise an area of outstanding achievement at the Club.
This year the legendary tactician decided to reward the man at the very top for his efforts.
Mr Kenwright was taken aback to be called up to the stage to receive the prize from Moyes and Blues CEO, Robert Elstone.
And Moyes, who enjoys such a fruitful working relationship with the Chairman, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Bill for the past 10 years.
“That relationship you have with the Chairman develops over time and if you look around football now you can see that some managers don’t have it so good.
“I have been really lucky to have a Chairman who, when things go well, you don’t get too high. And, when things go badly, you don’t get too low.
“And I can honestly say he has never said to me ‘this isn’t good enough’ – he has made it easy for me and supported me all the way.
“There are lots of things people don’t know about Bill Kenwright. They don’t know how generous he is in his own life. They don’t know how friendly he is with the players – they are his stars – and they respect him.”
Mr Elstone added: His contribution is so immense it is difficult to do it justice and this award can only really recognise part of that contribution.
“I have worked with him for seven years now and I still marvel at his enthusiasm, energy and most of all his passion for what he does.”