Only the Best is Good Enough: Howard Kendall Story by Howard Kendall
At the tender age of 45, Howard Kendall is the most successful manager in Everton Football Club's history, but the path to ultimate glory has been a chequered one and littered with disappointment and controversy. In this autobiography he tells frankly of his transformation from a fledgling 17-year-old player with Preston North End into a Merseyside sporting folk hero. In this book Kendall reveals how the pressures of trying to prosper beneath the massive shadow cast by neighbouring Liverpool forced him to offer his resignation, and how the strain of this thankless task began to affect his family. He details exactly how he built up the famous Everton side from the 1984 FA Cup Final win over Watford to the title success of 1987 and discloses why he decided to leave Everton at the very peak of his popularity and success to take charge of the Spanish club Atletico Bilbao, why he returned just two years later to his controversial appointment at Manchester City, and why on 6th November 1990 he shocked the footballing world by returning to Everton.