Ray Parr and Howard Kendall with Paul Allt

Howard Kendall’s Book Challenge

Former Everton manager and player Howard Kendall visited Radio Clatterbridge today and threw down a challenge to our listeners.

The 66 year old is currently writing his autobiography and wants people in the health park to come up with a title.

Howard and long-time pal Ray Parr recounted some of the many great moments from Everton’s successful years of the 70s and 80s to presenters Paul Allt and John Roberts.

And he even failed to rise to John’s act that he thought he was interviewing Howard Keel! Thankfully our guest was more than sporting.

A prodigy footballer at school, Kendall first joined Everton in 1967, winning the League Championship three years later before becoming captain.

He returned to Goodison as manager in 1981 and revived the Blues’ glory days as they began the most successful period in their history.

He also told listeners about his life in Spain.

Howard Kendall in the Radio Clatterbridge studio

Ray talked about the charity work he does with Howard – even to the point where Ray wore a Liverpool Shirt for a Derby match and raised £3000.

Ray also revealed how, after a few drinks in the boot room following a 4-4 draw with Liverpool, they realised they had been locked in the ground – with alarms on!

“They were both wonderful guests, so open and easy to talk to and gave a fabulous insight in their lives.” – Coffee Club presenter Paul Allt

Howard Kendall’s book should be published in August. After playing Tony Bennett’s The Good Life, he thought that may be an appropriate title but asked Radio Clatterbridge listeners for any better suggestions.

Howard and Ray both paid tribute to the work and dedication of all the staff on the health park.

Here is the full interview: