Justin Edinburgh, Leyton Orient manager, and ex-spurs defender dies at 49. Edinburgh passed away after a prior cardiac arrest on Monday.
Edinburgh, who guided Orient back into the English Football League in 2018-2019 has died at the age of 49. After falling ill earlier this week, the Orient manager was rushed to the hospital. Leyton Orient confirmed his ill-timed death in a statement on Saturday.
Orient chairman Nigel Travis remarked, “We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy. All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family. We know from the messages that have flooded into the club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments.”
“The success that Justin brought to Leyton Orient was incredible. But, more importantly, the impact he had on us all as a winner and a wonderful, inspirational human being will be his legacy and will stay with us forever,” added Travis.
“All our thoughts are with Justin’s wife Kerri and their children Charlie and Cydnie.”
The former left-back played in the Spurs team that won the FA cup in 1991. Also the League Cup in 1999.
Edinburgh also recently guided Orient back to the English Football League after taking it over in November 2017. Following, the club began an extensive rebuild.
However, Edinburgh managed two other clubs before his arrival at Leyton Orient. Northampton Town F.C. and Gillingham F.C.also tweeted their condolences.
Furthermore, Northampton Town posted: “Everyone at Northampton Town Football Club is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former manager Justin Edinburgh.”
Gillingham tweeted: “The thoughts of everybody at Gillingham Football Club are with Justin Edinburgh’s friends, family and colleagues at @leytonorientfc at this very difficult time. Such sad news. RIP Justin Edinburgh.”
Tottenham also said on their Twitter account, “We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Justin Edinburgh.”
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