The day Howard Kendall said goodbye to Athletic Club in 1989, there were tears in his eyes. “If I go to England, or to any other club, it will [be a step] down; this club is the best,” he said. He had been manager in Bilabo for two and a half years and the time had come to go — he was convinced of that and so…

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