Former Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and England defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 this morning.
Ehiogu was taken to hospital after collapsing at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday.
The Under-23’s coach had received immediate treatment on site from the club’s medical staff before being transferred to hospital by ambulance.
Ehiogu, spent most of his career at Aston Villa where he won the League Cup in 1996, gained four England caps.
As well as playing more than 300 times for Villa, London-born Ehiogu played more than 100 times for Middlesbrough after signing for them in 2000.
He joined Tottenham’s coaching staff in 2014.
Ehiogu also worked with the England under-20 team in 2013 and was part of Peter Taylor’s coaching team at the U20 World Cup.
Following a period working part-time with the Tottenham Hotspur Academy Ehiogu was appointed Under-21 Team Coach as part of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Academy in July 2014.
After retiring Ehiogu founded his own record label, Dirty Hit.
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