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Howard Kendall guided Everton to their first league title in 15 years in 1985.
Howard Kendall was a magnificent servant to Everton in his playing career, most notably as part of the famed Kendall-Harvey-Ball midfield trinity in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
But it is his additional time as a manager with the Goodison Park club which edges him into this list, particularly for his first spell in charge between 1981 and 1987.
Kendall made 229 appearances for the Toffees and scored 21 goals before joining Birmingham City in 1974 as part of the deal which brought Bob Latchford to Everton.
Kendall began his managerial career with Blackburn Rovers in June 1979 and guided the club out of the old Division Three before just missing out on promotion to the top flight on goal difference in 1981.
The lure of his former club was too strong to resist when Gordon Lee left Everton, and Kendall rejoined the club as player-manager and made a further four appearances for the team.
After two seasons of steady progress and a campaign by some disillusioned supporters to get rid of him, Kendall won his first trophy with the 1984 FA Cup win over Watford.
The league title was twice won in 1985 and 1987 along with the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1985, the same season in which only a Norman Whiteside goal for Manchester United denied him the domestic Double.
Kendall left for Athletic Bilbao in the summer of 1987, but returned twice for less successful stints in charge of the team between 1990-1993 and 1997-1998.