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Leyton manager Justin Edinburgh dies aged 49 after cardiac arrest

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By Andy Hayes, news reporter

Justin Edinburgh, who managed Leyton Orient and played for Tottenham Hotspur, has died aged 49 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Orient chairman Nigel Travis said the club was "completely heartbroken by this tragedy", describing Edinburgh as a "wonderful, inspirational human being".

He was taken to hospital on Monday – two days after attending the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool.

He "passed away on Saturday", Orient said in a statement, adding: "All our thoughts are with Justin's wife Kerri and their children Charlie and Cydnie at this very sad time."

It is with profound and utmost sadness that Leyton Orient announces its manager Justin Edinburgh has passed away.#LOFC #OnlyOneOrient

— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) June 8, 2019

Orient striker Macauley Bonne said there were "no words to describe the loss of our gaffer", adding that he "brought us all together".

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Tottenham said it was "deeply saddened and shocked".

Image: Edinburgh guided Leyton Orient to promotion from the National League

Darren Anderton, who played at Spurs with Edinburgh, said: "When you were around him, you just laughed and smiled constantly. RIP mate."

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Former Tottenham captain Ledley King said he "saw Justin last week and he was in great shape and full of life", adding: "He was genuinely one of the nicest guys you could meet."

Glenn Hoddle said he was "devastated", while Gary Lineker said Edinburgh was a "terrific fullback who was a delight to share a dressing room with and have as a teammate".

Deeply saddened to hear that Justin Edinburgh has passed away. He was an excellent coach and a terrific fullback who was a delight to share a dressing room with and have as a teammate. Thoughts are with his family. #RipJustin

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 8, 2019

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