Edinburgh was rushed to hospital earlier this week after being taken ill, and his untimely passing was confirmed today
Justin Edinburgh, the Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham defender, has died, aged 49.
Edinburgh was rushed to hospital earlier this week after falling ill, and his untimely passing was confirmed in a Leyton Orient statement on Saturday.
The statement read: “It is with profound and utmost sadness that Leyton Orient announces its manager Justin Edinburgh has passed away.
“Justin suffered a cardiac arrest last Monday and passed away on Saturday.”
The former left-back played in the Spurs teams that won the 1991 FA Cup and the 1999 League Cup, and also represented Southend and Portsmouth.
Edinburgh had a successful career in management after hanging up his boots, guiding both Newport and Orient into the EFL and also being in charge of Gillingham and Northampton.
Leyton Orient chairman Nigel Travis added: “We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy.
“All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and 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.”