Tottenham’s youth team players past and present have paid tribute to Ugo Ehiogu following his sudden death.
Ehiogu, who coached the Spurs Under-23 side, was taken to hospital on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest at the club’s training ground.
The club confirmed his passing on Friday morning, with tributes flooding in for the former England international from the wider footballing community.
Several Spurs youngsters who worked alongside the ex-defender at Hotspur Way have also taken to social media to salute their coach.
You were like father figure to us all. Thank you for everything you’ve taught us on & off the pitch. RIP Ugo, you will be missed 🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/xZPkgPSFV0
— Kyle Walker-Peters (@KyleLPeters) April 21, 2017
One Of The Nicest Men To Learn From. A Lot Of Good Memories. Rest Up Ugo…🙏🏽❤ pic.twitter.com/x7VPijLcN6
— Shaq Coulthirst (@ShaqCoulthirst) April 21, 2017
One of the most genuine, and caring people I’ve ever met.
An honour to have been taught by you, not only as a player, but as a person.
— Shay (@ShayonHarrison) April 21, 2017
Way more than just a coach, a father figure as well! Done so much for all of us boys. RIP Ugo. See you soon ❤️❤️❤️🌹 https://t.co/3K3c5Glfaz
— Joshua Onomah (@Joshuaonomah10) April 21, 2017
So sad to hear the news this morning. Blessed to have worked with and learnt off both on and off the pitch. A true Gent. RIP Ugo 😞🌹
— Luke McGee (@Lukemcgee1) April 21, 2017
Kyle Walker-Peters, Shayon Harrison and current first-team member Joshua Onomah were among those to pay tribute to Ehiogu, who won four senior England caps.
Ehiogu made over 200 appearances for Aston Villa, winning the League Cup twice during his time in the Midlands.
He also lifted the trophy with Middlesbrough in 2004 before calling time on his career following a brief spell with Sheffield United in 2009.