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Leyton Orient manager taken to hospital after falling ill

It has been revealed this afternoon that Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh has been taken to a local hospital.

The National League title winning boss unexpectedly fell ill on Monday the club’s social media account confirmed.

They said: “Leyton Orient can confirm Head Coach Justin Edinburgh was taken to a local Hospital on Monday morning after being taken ill unexpectedly.

“The Club will be making no further comment at this time and requests that his family’s privacy is respected.”

Tottenham have wished Edinburgh well with a message on Twitter.

They tweeted: “Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to our former defender Justin Edinburgh after he was taken ill earlier this morning.”

He played for Spurs over 200 times between 1990 and 2000. He also made appearances for Southend United, Portsmouth and Billericay Town.

His managing career, which has started in 2003, has seen him the boss of Billericay Town, Fisher Athletic, Grays Athletic, Rushden & Diamond, Newport County, Gillingham and Northampton Town as well as Orient.

Following the Premier League club’s status, one supporter said how he saw him at an airport with a lot of ‘legends’ looking very well on Saturday night.

He was also at the Champions League final in Madrid to watch Spurs…

Towards the end of May, Edinburgh also attended the Tottenham Hotspur Legends’ Player of the Season awards at the club’s training ground with former players Graham Roberts, Micky Hazard, Ossie Ardiles, Ricky Villa, Pat Jennings, Cliff Jones, Paul Allen, Mark Falco, Tony Galvin, Paul Miller, John Lacy and John Pratt.


After learning of the news, more fans continued to quickly wish him a speedy recovery, but also express their worries – check out those tweets on the next page.


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