Sheffield United legends Alan Kelly and Jan Aage Fjortoft have paid tribute to former Blades manager Howard Kendall, who died this morning aged 69.
Kendall passed away in a hospital in Southport this morning.
The Everton legend joined United in 1995 and took them to the Division One play-off final in 1997, which they lost to a late goal against Crystal Palace at Wembley.
And striker Fjortoft, who played for United that day, described Kendall as his "former manager, the great player and a lovely man."
"Thanks for a great time together," he added on Twitter.
Former goalkeeper Kelly, now a coach at Preston, also wrote: "So sad to hear the news that Howard has passed away this morning. He was a great Player, a great manager and a great man.
Don Hutchinson, who played for Kendall both at Everton and United, described him as "the best manager I’ve ever played for".
Hutchison described the news as tragic, adding: "My second dad has passed away today."