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Ex-Spurs defender, Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh dies aged 49

The former defender suffered a cardiac arrest last Monday.

Justin Edinburgh in action for Spurs in 1999.
Justin Edinburgh in action for Spurs in 1999.
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LEYTON ORIENT MANAGER Justin Edinburgh has died today at the age of 49.

Edinburgh, who played for Tottenham Hotspur throughout the 90s, suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday.

Under Edinburgh’s watch this season, Orient won promotion back into the Football League and club chairman Nigel Travis paid tribute to the manager, saying:

“We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy.

“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.”

While at Spurs, Edinburgh won a League Cup in 1999 and started the famous 1991 FA Cup final win over Nottingham Forest.

He is survived by his wife Kerri and children Charlie and Cydnie.

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