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Front page tribute marks death of football ‘legend’ Kendall

A “legendary” football manager and regional daily columnist was remembered with a front page tribute on the newspaper’s Sunday edition.

Liverpool’s Sunday Echo dedicated its front page to Howard Kendall, former Everton FC player and manager, who has died aged 69.

The Liverpool Echo also ran a 16-page special tribute supplement in yesterday’s edition to Mr Kendall, who led Everton to two league titles in the 1980s.

The club also won the FA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup under his guidance.

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He had previously turned out in the club’s blue shirt during his playing career, making more than 200 appearances for Everton.

Mr Kendall passed away in hospital in Southport on Saturday, surrounded by loved ones.

Echo editor Alastair Machray said: “Howard Kendall was a true Blue legend, as player and manager of Everton Football Club.

“He was also, as a long-standing Echo columnist, a dear friend to many of our staff and much loved by readers.

“Our tribute front page on Sunday and our 16-page special supplement yesterday were added to a massive package of reports, reaction and tributes on our website.

“They are a fraction of what this great man deserves. Football, Merseyside and the Echo are sadder and lesser for his passing.”

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  • October 20, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Just seen a comment on the Liverpool Echo site, by a journalist, who suggested that readers may not want to watch TWO (sic) advertisement videos before a story, so he transcribed it. They still don’t get it. Ads pay wages and keeps jobs.

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