Edinburgh, Leyton Orient manager, dies

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh has died. He was 49.

Social media reports are speculating that he had a cardiac arrest. However, the official cause of death has not been released at this time.

Death Candle
Death Candle (Photo by Pixabay.com)

On Monday, he was in the hospital after becoming unexpectedly ill. Two days earlier, he was in Madrid for the Champions League final.

Edinburgh guided Orient to the National League Championship. In addition, he guided the team to the FA Trophy final.

He took over the Leyton Orient manager in November 2017. He helped guide the team back to the Football League for the 2018-19 season.

Besides being the Leyton Orient manager, he also was the Northampton Town manager. He also served as the Gillingham manager.

Plus, he was the Newport County manager after serving as the Rushden & Diamonds manager. He also served as the Grays Athletic manager.

He began his managerial career with Fisher Athletic in 2006. He began his coaching career as a player-manager with Billericay Town from 2003-2006.

As a player, he played for Southend United, then Tottenham Hotspur on loan. He also was on loan to Portsmouth.

He also played for Billericay Town. He spent the majority of his career with Tottenham Hotspur, where he played from 1990-2000.

He is survived by his wife Kerri and two kids.

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