Justin Edinburgh

Where is Justin Edinburgh now?

A Tottenham Hotspur stalwart who played for the club for most of the nineties, Justin Edinburgh finished his playing career in 2006 after three seasons as player-manager of Billericay Town.

He left Billericay when he hung up his boots and joined Fisher Athletic but left at the end of the season by mutual consent despite leading the team to promotion.

He then moved to Grays Athletic as assistant manager and was promoted to manager when Andy King resigned. However he left after one season, again by mutual consent.

 
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In 2008 he joined Rushden and Diamonds as assistant manager but moved up to manager when Garry Hill resigned in 2009.

Unfortunately after a mid-table finish in 2010-11 the club were expelled from the Football League that summer leaving Edinburgh out of work and looking for a new job.

He wasn’t out of football for long as Newport County appointed him as manager in October 2011 where he enjoyed play-off success in 2014 and promotion to League Two.

After a successful four years at the Welsh side, he left in February 2015 to join League One side Gillingham as manager but despite two top half finishes he was sacked in January 2017 after a string of poor results left his side struggling in 17th place.

Edinburgh was only out of work for a matter of days before he joined League One side Northampton Town as their new manager at the end of January 2017 but after a terrible start to the 2017-18 season he was sacked after failing to win any of their first six games, leaving the club bottom of the table.

In November 2017, he made a return to football management with non-league side Leyton Orient guiding them to the top of the table and promotion to League Two in May 2019.

Just a month after this historic event Edinburgh suffered a cardiac arrest and tragically died five days later. He was just 49 years old.

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Justin Edinburgh: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionDefender
Appearances174
Goals0
Yellow Cards34
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forTottenham Hotspur

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com