Lineker and Gascoigne pay tribute to former Tottenham man Edinburgh

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.

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Spurs' Justin Edinburgh (left) and Liverpool's Robbie Fowler jump over Spurs' goalkeeper Ian Walker during Saturday afternoon's Carling Premiership clash at Anfield. The game ended 0-0, leaving Liverpool 11 points behind leaders Newcastle. Picture by Tony Spencer.
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Justin Edinburgh breaks through the Newcastle defence of Peter Beardsley (left) and Robbie Elliott during today's (Sat) Premiership match at White Hart Lane. Photo by Sean Dempsey/PA
THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. Arsenal's Nicolas Anelka (right) screens the ball from Tottenham Hotspur's Justin Edinburgh during their FA Carling premiership match at Highbury today (Saturday). Photo by Tom Hevesi/PA.
This picture can only be used within the context of an editorial feature. Tottenham Hotspur 's Justin Edinburgh receives a booking from referee David Elleray during the Premiership football match against Arsenal at White Hart Lane in London.
Arsenal' s Ian Wright (8) is fouled by Justin Edinburgh of Tottenham Hotspur, during the match at Highbury today (Saturday). Picture By Rebecca Naden/PA (EDI)
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Newport AFC's manager Justin Edinburgh celebrates at the end of the game against Grimsby Town
Newport County's manager Justin Edinburgh celebrates with the trophy during the Blue Square Premier League Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett (left) and Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh speak before the game
Northampton Town manager Justin Edinburgh (left) and Swindon Town chairman Lee Power in the stands
Leyton Orient Manager Justin Edinburgh celebrates at full time during the Vanarama National League match at the Breyer Group Stadium, London.
Leyton Orient Manager Justin Edinburgh embraces one of his players at full time during the Vanarama National League match at the Breyer Group Stadium, London
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"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."

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