Episode Three: David Irons

David Irons has experienced a remarkable career in football management. He was part of the team that took Gretna from the Third Division into the SPL in three successive seasons – surely one of the most extraordinary stories in Scottish football – before embarking on spells with Greenock Morton and Stenhousemuir; there is very little in the game he has not seen.

Speaking to Craig G Telfer in this feature-length episode of the Pelé Podcast, Irons gives a candid and forthright assessment of his career. He talks about his relationships with Rowan Alexander and Brookes Mileson and the challenges working at Raydale Park, and goes on to speak about his difficult tenure with the Ton, his brief time as a player-coach of Threave Rovers, and his acrimonious move to Ochilview.

From start to finish, it is an absorbing listen and one that is sure to fascinate most Scottish football supporters.

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  • Reply March 20, 2015


    Excellent interview. Sobering stuff – if a bit self-serving – about his time at Cappielow. No doubt DDF Rae is a nightmare to work for if you have your own ideas, but as Irons himself acknowledges we’d ended the last season with a hiccup and were showing signs of relegation form at the end of his tenure. It was time for him to go when he did. Nonetheless, it’s good to hear from someone who was there about just how Rae and his acolytes operate – and I reckon Davie’s spot on when he says that’s why Morton are where we now find ourselves.

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