FORMER Rangers defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Spurs’ training centre yesterday.
Ehiogu, who was Spurs’ Under-23s coach, was capped four times by England.
Ehiogu made over 200 appearances for Aston Villa between 1991 and 2000 and then spent seven years at Boro.
He won the League Cup with Villa in 1994 and 1996, and also with Boro in 2004.
As well as Rangers, the centre-back also played for West Brom, Leeds and Sheffield United, before retiring in 2009. He began coaching at Spurs in 2014.
He married his wife, Gemma, in 2005 and had two children – son Obi Jackson and daughter Jodie.
Villa will hold a minute’s applause before their Championship match against Birmingham City on Sunday, with both sets of players to wear black armbands.
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton posted: “Really upsetting news about Ugo Ehiogu. Football has lost a great player and a great man. Thoughts go out to his family. RIP Ugo.”