Davie Irons Appointed Manager

Davie Irons has been appointed Morton manager according to an exclusive by Chris Fitzgerald on the Greenock Telegraph website.

Former Morton player Derek Collins follows Irons from Gretna to take up the assistant managers position

Name: Davie Irons
Age: 46 (d.o.b - 18.7.1961)
Position (as a player): Central Midfield
Nationality: Scottish
Former Clubs (Player): Queen Of The South, Kello Rovers, Ayr United, Clydebank, Dunfermline, Partick Thistle, St. Johnstone, Clydebank, Annan Athletic, St. Johnstone
Former Clubs (Non-playing): Annan Athletic [player/manager], Gretna [ player / assistant manager then assistant manager then caretaker-manager then manager]
Competitions: 2006/07 1st Division Winners (Gretna)
Others: Credited with a huge influence (some say more than manager Rowan Alexander) in Gretna's successes in his role as assistant manager - 2004/05 3rd Division winners, 2005/06 2nd Division Winners, Scottish Cup Runners-up.

On the appointment Douglas Rae said: "Dave Irons and Rowan Alexander achieved mightily and enjoyed a measure of success which few, if any, have ever before experienced in Scottish football. To select the right players, (Rowan’s job), and to be able to coach and mould the Gretna teams into being league winners in three successive seasons, (Dave’s job), by striding through the divisions and reaching the Scottish Cup Final is testament to sheer skill and ability.
"Irons is acknowledged as being a great coach and man manager by his peers and his ability is enhanced by his sports degree and his post graduate management qualification. "

Rae finished by saying: "I will personally be grateful if we can all now close ranks and give Dave and Derek a wonderful welcome on Saturday coupled with typical Morton support for the team."

To read the full Tele' article click here: http://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/article.php?sec=2&id=19996

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