Spurs mourn tragic death of coach Ugo Ehiogu

By Ciaran McGrath in Football

SPURS have paid tribute to under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu after his death following a cardiac arrest suffered at the club’s Enfield training ground yesterday (Thursday).

The 44-year-old ex-England centre half, who has coached at the club since July 2014, died in hospital in the early hours of this morning.

A THFC statement said: "The club sends its deepest condolences to Ugo’s family.

"We should also like to place on record our thanks to all the medical professionals including those at North Middlesex University Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Hospital for their care and support."

Head of Coaching and Player Development John McDermott added: "Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the Club. Ugo’s immense presence will be irreplaceable. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Gemma and his family."

Hackney-born Ehiogu played more for clubs including Aston Villa and Middlesbrough in a 20-year playing career, picking up four England caps along the way, scoring in a 3-0 friendly at Villa Park in 2001.

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