Justin Edinburgh 1969-2019
Leyton Orient Fans' Trust offers its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Justin Edinburgh.
In his 18 months managing our club, Justin became an Orient legend, building an excellent championship-winning team that regained our place in the Football League. Two years ago our club was on the floor. When Justin arrived, the team was still struggling but his shrewd and tenacious management helped turn our performances around and give us a team we could be proud of - one of the most likeable Orient teams we have known.
In his dedication to the job, and his reaction to achieving promotion, Justin also showed that he instinctively understood what our club is all about and what it means to its fans. He was clearly deeply liked and admired by his players, who owe him a great deal.
Ultimately though, football pales into total insignificance at a time like this, and our principal thoughts are with his loved ones, to whom we send our very best wishes. He will be greatly missed, on and away from the pitch.