LEYTON Orient manager Justin Edinburgh has been rushed to hospital with a sudden illness, the club have confirmed.

Edinburgh, 49, started his playing career with Southend United before joining Tottenham Hotspur with whom he won the FA Cup in 1991.

After hanging up his boots, Edinburgh went into management and spent spells in charge of both Billericay Town and Grays Athletic.

Edinburgh led to Orient to the National League title last season but the O's confirmed he had been taken unwell.

An Orient statement on Twitter said: "Leyton Orient can confirm Head Coach Justin Edinburgh was taken to a local Hospital on Monday morning after being taken ill unexpectedly.

"The Club will be making no further comment at this time and requests that his family's privacy is respected."