A tribute to ex-team-mate Ugo Ehiogu has been paid by Gareth Southgate, England manger. He described his ex-colleague as a “colossus.”
Southgate had been partnering Ehiogu at Middlesbrough and Aston Villa for nearly 10 years, grasping the League Cup at both clubs.
Early on Friday, Ehiogu passed away, having suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed at Tottenham’s training ground on Thursday, exactly where he used to work as a coach.
Southgate told that he’s stunned and greatly saddened by Ugo’s shocking death and his initial thoughts are with his spouse Gemma as well as his family.
Gareth Southgate added that Ugo Ehiogu happened to be a gentleman and one of those guys that people would never have anything bad to say about him.
In addition to this, Gareth Southgate said that he played a lot of games with Ugo, more than anyone else in his career, but all the time Ugo remained a gentle giant away from football. With Ugo Southgate shared lows, highs, trophies and those memories will be cherished by him.