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Leyton Orient announce manager Justin Edinburgh has passed away

Leyton Orient have announced the passing of manager Justin Edinburgh. He was 49.

In a statement, the club confirmed that Edinburgh had passed away on Saturday following a cardiac arrest suffered last Monday.

“We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy," said Orient chairman Nigel Travis.

“All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages that have flooded into the club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments.

“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."

Edinburgh had been in charge at Brisbane Road since November 2017 and led Leyton Orient back to the Football League last season as his side finished top of the National League and also reached the FA Trophy Final at Wembley.

As a player, Edinburgh was most synonymous with Tottenham, making 215 appearances during a 10-year spell at White Hart Lane and winning the FA Cup in 1991 and the League Cup in 1999.

"We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Justin Edinburgh," Tottenham tweeted.

"Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to his family and friends at this terribly difficult time as well as everyone that worked alongside Justin at Leyton Orient."

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