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.