Former Managers Pay Homage To Late Chairman

Roberto Martinez

While still shaken by the news, the memories are flowing back. You were an inspiration, a custodian, a friend and a chairman, but, above all, a contagious force who lived and breathed Everton. I would love that everyone could know the extent of your love, care and complete dedication for the club. Your legacy will live on forever and will affect generations to come. My deepest condolences to Bill Kenwright’s family, loved ones, friends and the whole Evertonian family. Rest in blue heaven, Chairman.

David Moyes

He gave me a big opportunity in my career, when I was a young manager in the lower leagues. He was a wonderful man, brilliantly supportive. I couldn't have had a better chairman as a young coach. When I look at modern football nowadays, how difficult it is for any young managers to make their way, Bill Kenwright was great to work with. We had great times over 11 years with him and we had some successful moments together. He'll be sadly missed.

Marco Silva

Firstly, I want to send my condolences to his family and the whole Everton family as well. It was a pleasure for me to spend moments with a great man and a great Evertonian. He was one of the great people I got to work with at Everton and my thoughts are with everyone connected to his family and the Club.

Frank Lampard

Bill. A man with a huge personality and an even bigger heart. He was deeply passionate about his beloved Everton and would give his time, knowledge and kindness to anyone that needed it. Listening to the many stories from your incredible career was such a privilege. It was my pleasure to call you a friend. My thoughts are with Jenny and his family at this very sad time. Thanks, Chairman.

Carlo Ancelotti

Evertonian to the core. Always a good friend. You will be missed. RIP, Bill.