Tottenham U23 coach Ugo Ehiogu no more

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Football fraternity in shock at the news of the untimely demise of the ex-England international Ugo Ehiogu.

Former Aston Villa and Middlesborough defender, England international, and Tottenham Hotspurs U23 coach Ugo Ehiogu, died early this morning after suffering a heart attack at Spurs’ training ground at Hotspur Way.



Spurs confirmed the news on Friday in a statement after the devastated staffs including manager Mauricio Pochettino were informed in the early hours of the morning about this shocking incident.

Ehiogu has been at Spurs since 2014 and got his start at the club’s academy under former manager Tim Sherwood. He quickly rose to the rank of U23 coach where he helped develop Spurs’ current crop of youth players now emerging to the first team, including Shayon Harrison, Anton Walkes, Harry Winks, Kazaiah Sterling, Marcus Edwards, and Cameron Carter-Vickers.



Statements of support and sadness are already pouring in from the footballing community. Commentator Paul Merson broke down crying on live television when asked about his friend during an interview on Sky. However may his soul rest in peace.