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Tottenham cancel all academy matches this weekend after youth coach Ugo Ehiogu's death

Tottenham have cancelled all their academy matches this weekend in light of the death of under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu.

Spurs have also confirmed that Monday’s Premier League 2 game against Manchester United, due to take place at Old Trafford, will no longer go ahead.

Ehiogu suffered a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s Enfield training ground on Thursday morning and died in the early hours of this morning in hospital.

In a statement on the club Twitter feed Spurs confirmed that none of their youth teams would play their matches this weekend.

“In light of this morning’s sad news, we have taken the decision to cancel all academy matches over the weekend,” the statement read.

“In addition, the PL2 match at Manchester United on Monday has been postponed.”

The 44-year-old former England international had been working as part of the Tottenham coaching setup on a formal basis since 2014 and several Spurs youngsters who worked under Ehiogu paid tribute to his impact on their careers.

Both midfielder Josh Omomah and young defender Kyle Walker-Peters labelled Ehigou a “father figure” whilst Shayon Harrison, the 19-year-old striker, said his coach had been “one of the most genuine and caring people I’ve ever met”.

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