Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham defender Justin Edinburgh tragically passed away yesterday after suffering from a cardiac arrest.
Messages are continuing to pour in from the football world after his tragic passing at the age of just 49.
After coming through Southend United’s academy, Edinburgh made 258 appearances for the Lilywhites winning the FA Cup in 1991 and League Cup in 1999 before moving to Portsmouth.
His managerial breakthrough came at Newport County, whom he led to promotion to League Two in 2013. He then had spells in charge of both Gillingham and Northampton, before being appointed as the manager of Leyton Orient in November of 2017. He led the London club to 45 wins in his 82 games in charge.
Spurs fans, in general, have great memories of Edinburgh as someone who always wore his heart on his sleeve and gave everything every single time he walked on to the pitch.
One Spurs fan on social media, came up with a fantastic idea to honour the former left-back by organizing a game against Leyton Orient, with the proceeds going to the players family. The idea was certainly well received by other Spurs fans.
Do it at the Lane. We will be there. This is heartbreaking 😞😞😞
— Rizzla (@loopyrizla) June 8, 2019
— Your Favourite Yid (@ftbl_tilly) June 8, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
It is extremely tragic that such a well-loved figure has passed away at such a young age, and we at Spurs Web like to convey our condolences to the family and friends of the defender. We think a match to honour his memory is a great idea.
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