Justin Edinburgh dies aged 49: Leyton Orient boss and former Tottenham defender passes away


Justin Edinburgh, who has died frail 49, managed sides in three Wembley finals

Leyton Orient supervisor Justin Edinburgh has died on the age of 49 – 5 days after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Edinburgh, who guided Orient reduction into the English Football League in 2018-19, had beentaken to effectively being facility on Monday.

“We are fully heartbroken by this tragedy,” Orient chairman Nigel Travis instant the membership’s web page.

Edinburgh, who received the FA Cup as a Spurs player, managed Northampton Metropolis, Gillingham and Newport County prior to transferring to Orient in November 2017.

“All our tips and cherish are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages which enjoy flooded into the membership over the final week that the broader soccer world will portion our sentiments,” added Travis.

“The success that Justin delivered to Leyton Orient turn into as soon as implausible, but extra importantly the impact he had on us all as a winner and a marvelous, inspirational human being shall be his legacy and can follow us with no end in sight.

“All our tips are with Justin’s critical other Kerri and their young folks Charlie and Cydnie.”

Success as player and supervisor

Edinburgh (centre holding FA Cup) played alongside Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne at Tottenham

After turning legitimate at Southend, Edinburgh – a left-reduction – spent a decade playing for Tottenham, making 258 appearances and successful the FA Cup in 1991 and League Cup in 1999 prior to transferring to Portsmouth.

He became player-supervisor of non-league Billericay Metropolis in 2003 prior to spells at Fisher Athletic and Rushden and Diamonds.

His managerial leap forward came at Newport County, whom he ended in promotion to League Two in 2013 having guided them to the FA Trophy final a 365 days earlier.

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A 23-month spell at Gillingham from January 2015 adopted, prior to 9 months at Northampton in 2016-2017.

He turn into as soon as appointed Orient boss in November of 2017, and led the membership to 45 wins in his 82 video games accountable.

Tributes to ‘a appropriate legitimate’ and ‘very impartial appropriate man’

Edinburgh’s musty membership tweeted their condolences

Northampton Metropolistweeted: “Everyone at Northampton Metropolis Football Club is skittish and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of musty supervisor Justin Edinburgh.”

Gillinghamtweeted: “The tips of everyone at Gillingham Football Club are with Justin Edinburgh’s pals, family and colleagues at Leyton Orient at this very subtle time. Such sad news. RIP Justin Edinburgh.”

Outdated Spurs player and supervisorGlenn Hoddletweeted he turn into as soon as “devastated” by “the very sad and tragic news”.

Orient defenderMarvin Ekpitetatweeted he turn into as soon as “misplaced for phrases” while winger James Brophy posted: “A implausible man, who had a particular impact on everyone he met no matter how mighty time you would spent with him! Never be forgotten! Thanks for every little thing.”

League Managers’ Association chairmanHoward Wilkinsonacknowledged: “Justin shall be remembered by all within the game as a appropriate legitimate. A exhausting-working man who became successful as a player on the highest level of the game and revel in turn into his cherish of soccer precise into a lifelong profession as a coach and as a supervisor.”

Justin Edinburgh (appropriate) celebrates with Jobi McAnuff as Leyton Orient acquire promotion in April

Gary Neville,who co-owns Salford Metropolis – who were overwhelmed to the National League title by Orient, described Edinburgh as “a champion that managed a personnel that played with your spirit”.

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BBC London’s Orient reporterDave Victortweeted: “Justin Edinburgh turn into as soon as a man of gargantuan integrity who commanded respect.

“Justin turn into as soon as a winner. His passion for the game he cherished, together along with his ability to inspire, enabled others to achieve so mighty.”

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