Justin Edinburgh: Football world pays tribute to Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham player, who dies

‘AMAZING HUMAN’

Edinburgh was taken ill earlier this week and his untimely passing was confirmed on Saturday by Leyton Orient

The football world is in mourning after the passing of Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh. He was 49.

Edinburgh, who played as a left-back for Tottenham, was rushed to hospital earlier this week after falling ill.

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Justin Edinburgh 1969-2019

He never recovered and Edinburgh’s death was confirmed by Orient on Saturday.

A statement from the club 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.”

It’s not just Orient who have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Edinburgh with a number of his ex-team-mates including Gary Lineker expressing their condolences.

Below you can see the best tweets from the football world in honour of Justin Edinburgh.