Justin Edinburgh

Justin will be remembered for being a talented player, coach and manager. His two promotions to the EFL League Two, in 2013 with Newport County and recently as Champions of the National League 2018/19 with his club Leyton Orient, demonstrated his ability to build teams capable of achieving their goals.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Justin was a veteran of over 200 top-flight games, during a ten-year career at White Hart Lane than ran from 1990 to 2000.  He began his career at Southend United, impressing whilst making 37 appearances, which convinced Spurs to fork out £150,000 for his services.  During his decade in North London, he won medals in both the FA and League Cups before moving to Portsmouth for £175,000 where he racked up another 35 league appearances, before heading into management at Billericay Town in July 2003. 

Three years later he left to take the reigns at Fisher Athletic, winning the club promotion to the Conference South in 2005/6; before moving to Grays Athletic in November 2006. 

Spells as Assistant-manager at both Woking and Rushden & Diamonds followed, before he stepped up into the hot seat at Nene Park and guided Diamonds to a National Conference play-off spot in the 2009/10 season.  Justin arrived at County with the club in real danger of losing its place amongst the non-league elite.  He not only guided the team to safety, but also to the prestige of appearing at Wembley Stadium for the first time in our 100 years in The FA Trophy; culminating in Justin signing a two-year contract extension with County in July, 2012.

Later in the 2012/13 season, another Wembley appearance followed and Newport secured promotion to the Football League after beating Wrexham 2-0 at Wembley. It was a remarkable achievement considering this was only Newport's second season as a full-time outfit and only their third season in the Conference.

Honours (1)
  • promotions
    • Newport County:
      • Promotion to npower League Two, (2013-05-05)
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