Tottenham were hit by the tragic death of their U23 coach Ugo Ehiogu in the eve of the important FA Cup clash against Chelsea.
The former Aston Villa and Boro defender died this morning after being hospitalized yesterday.
Ehiogu, who was just 44 and collected also 4 England caps in his career, collapsed at Spurs training ground while working and was rushed to hospital but died today for the consequences of a cardiac arrest.
This is the official note that Tottenham published on their website to announce the sad news:
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.