'We will miss him greatly' - Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino, Harry Kane and Daniel Levy pay tribute to Ugo Ehiogu

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Daniel Levy, Harry Kane and Mauricio Pochettino have paid tribute to Ugo Ehiogu following the Tottenham coach's sudden death.

Ehiogu suffered a cardiac arrest at the club's training ground on Thursday and his passing was confirmed by the club on Friday morning.

The wider football community has paid tribute to Ehiogu, who won four senior England caps, and so too have the senior figures at White Hart Lane. 

Spurs have announced that their academy fixtures will be cancelled this weekend and a trio of senior figures at White Hart Lane have paid homage to a member of the "Tottenam family".

Chairman Levy said: "Ugo was a lovely man and we had a very good relationship from the first day we arrived at the club.

"He was always a person who helped us a lot and we will miss him greatly.

"I send all my love to his family and friends at such a difficult time.

"It's a huge loss both personally and for all the Tottenham Hotspur family."

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Pochettino's statement read: "This is an incredibly sad day for the club and a tragic loss of a talented member of our Spurs family.

"Ugo was an extremely popular and respected academy coach, a tremendous influence on our younger players both in training and away from the pitch and he will be greatly missed.

"Everyone's thoughts are with Ugo's family at this difficult time."

Kane, who is a product of the north London club's youth system, has also expressed his sadness at the news of Ehiogu's passing.

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"He was a part of our development team at Spurs and a great character around the place, full of life, always laughing and joking, always in good spirits," Kane said.

"He was a great coach and an inspiration to the young players, he'd been there and done it at the very highest level and played for England.

"All our thoughts from myself and the players go out to his family and friends. It's a sad moment for everyone at the club."

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