Leyton Orient have this week paid tribute to Justin Edinburgh on the two-year anniversary of his death.

Edinburgh was named head coach of the O’s in November 2017, but died on June 8, 2019, five days after suffering a cardiac arrest.

During his time at Orient, the former Tottenham Hostpur and Portsmouth player guided the side to the top of the National League, winning the division and promotion back to the Football League in the 2018–19 season.

He also took them to the final of the FA Trophy in the same season, beating Wrexham, Blyth Spartans, Brackley Town and Telford United before they were beaten 1-0 at Wembley.

In January last year, it was announced that the West Stand at Leyton Orient’s Breyer Group Stadium would be renamed the Justin Edinburgh Stand in honour of the coach.

He won 45 and drew 21 of his 82 matches in charge.

Former Orient captain and last season’s player-coach Jobi McAnuff told the O’s website: “Football aside, Justin was a hugely positive man, loved his family. Every day he came in he had that lust for life, a real zest about him, and a real willingness to enjoy himself.”

Nigel Travis, who led a consortium to take over the club in June 2017, said Edinburgh’s legacy would remain with the club “forever”.

“The success that Justin brought to Leyton Orient was incredible,” said Travis.

“But more importantly the impact he had on us all as a winner and a wonderful, inspirational human being will be his legacy and will stay with us forever.”

A club statement reads: “A father, a husband, a friend and a legend. Not a day passes where you’re not in each and every single one of our thoughts. As always, the club would like to extend their love and support to the Edinburgh family, on what is sure to be a difficult day.”