Tottenham Hotspur have announced the death of English-born Nigerian defender Ugo Ehiogu, their U23 coach.
On Thursday, Ehiogu suddenly lost consciousness after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Training Center and was 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.”
Ehiogu, who was 44 years, previously represented West Brom, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Leeds United, Rangers and Sheffield United, before joining Spurs as a youth team coach in July 2014.