Lineker and Gascoigne pay tribute to former Tottenham team-mate Edinburgh

Justin Edinburgh's death has jolted football, and Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne were among friends saluting the former Tottenham player

Published : Jun 09, 2019 17:53 IST

Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne have paid tribute to former Tottenham team-mate Justin Edinburgh, whose death at the age of 49 has shocked football.

An FA Cup and EFL Cup winner with Tottenham as a player, Edinburgh later turned to management and guided Leyton Orient back into the English Football League in 2018-19 as National League champions, having taken over in November 2017.

Orient announced his death on Saturday, five days after Edinburgh was hospitalised after suffering a cardiac arrest. Orient chairman Nigel Travis said the club were "completely heartbroken by this tragedy".

Edinburgh, who also managed Northampton Town, Gillingham and Newport County prior to joining Orient, was part of Tottenham's FA Cup-winning team in 1991 and made more than 200 appearances for the north London side between 1990 and 2000.

Lineker and Gascoigne played alongside Edinburgh in the defender's early days at White Hart Lane.

David Ginola paired up with Edinburgh on the Tottenham left flank after arriving from Newcastle United in 1997, and became PFA Player of the Year in 1998-99.

"Without Justin Edinburgh behind me doing the hard job I would not probably have been rewarded," Ginola told the BBC . "Justin, this award is yours, it's not mine anymore."

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment