Former England international, Ugo Ehiogu, has passed away after collapsing yesterday.
The defender enjoyed a professional career at several clubs, including Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, West Brom, Rangers, Leeds United and Sheffield United.
The Tottenham u23 coach collapsed yesterday, and the club confirmed the news of his passing this morning.
Ugo received immediate treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest at the training centre yesterday before being transferred to hospital where he passed away in the early hours of this morning.”
Head of Coaching and Player Development John McDermott said: “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.’
The Club sends its deepest condolences to Ugo’s family.
Gemma has specifically asked that the family are given privacy at this difficult time.
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
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach. pic.twitter.com/sSU0yqVfyk
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 21, 2017
Tributes have been pouring in from all quarters for a player truly respected within the footballing community.