Justin Edinburgh: Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham defender dies aged 49

Justin Edinburgh: Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham defender dies aged 49

- Edinburgh attended this season's Champions League final in Madrid

- He suffered a cardiac arrest the following Monday and had to be rushed to hospital

- However, the Leyton Orient boss failed to recover, with curtains falling on him on Saturday, June 8

The football world has been plunged into mourning following the untimely passing of Leyton Orient boss and former Premier League star, Justin Edinburgh.

The English League Two club confirmed the death of the tactician on Saturday, June 8.

Edinburgh has been undergoing treatment for a week now after suffering a cardiac arrest on Monday, June 3, soon after jetting from Madrid where he attended this season's Champions League final.

“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 club confirmed.

The 49-year-old led Leyton Orient to promotion back to the English Football League after taking over in November 2017.

Former left-back was part of Tottenham's 1991 FA Cup-winning team and the League Cup in 1999, making over 250 appearances for the London club during his decade-long stay.

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“We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Justin Edinburgh. Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to his family and friends at this terribly difficult time as well as everyone that worked alongside Justin at Leyton Orient," Spurs mourned him.

He also enjoyed successful stints with Portsmouth, Billericay and Southend before hanging his boots.

Previously, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League giants Chelsea were hit with a blow following the demise of their former player Derek Saunders.

Saunders was a member of Chelsea's 1954-55 Championship-winning team as he was one of only two players to play in every game that season.

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Source: Legit.ng

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