Leyton Orient assistant coach Ross Embleton says the club will go “above and way beyond” to replicate the legacy left by Justin Edinburgh.

The O’s boss passed away on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest earlier in the week, and Embleton’s tribute is one of hundreds to have poured in from both inside and outside the club.

In a Twitter post, Embleton said: “I promise to you now that when the time comes, we will go above and way beyond the levels that you instilled in us to ensure that your legacy and what you have built and given to us is in some way replicated.”


Embleton was a key member of the backroom staff as Edinburgh guided Orient to the National League title and the FA Trophy final in a hugely successful season for the club, and he credits the boss with helping him to love his job.

He said: “Justin Edinburgh taught me how to love and indulge myself in my job every single day but how to marry that up with prioritising the most important thing in the world; our families!

“What happened this season will, of course, already be remembered for an eternity but the last week, losing such a special man, manager and now a wonderful friend will mean even more.

“We love you gaffer. The togetherness and feeling that you have given to me, my wife and kids, the players and this football club is irreplaceable.”