Irons Sacked

Davie Irons was sacked as Morton manager early this morning. His assistant Derek Collins also leaves the club.

A statement attributed to Douglas Rae was posted on the club's official website, it says: "the club greatly regretted the need for change but as football is a results driven business, change was imperative. Taking account of the last four league matches of last season, coupled with the first six matches of this season, the team has managed only one victory and nine defeats, scoring 4 goals and losing 22.

"Notwithstanding our current position in the 1st Division, the Club will not be rushed into making a new appointment.

"Applications will be welcomed from suitably qualified Managers who have a sound, current knowledge of the S.F.L."

Irons was appointed Morton manager on 19th February 2008. His time at Cappielow began brightly as he managed to guide the club to safety in the 2007/08 season by finishing third bottom when a play-off spot looked likely. The 2008/09 season was up and down as we started dreadfully (with no wins in the first quarter) and finished dreadfully (losing the last four games). However, we did manage a good run of results between January and April and this run meant that we eventually finished 6th in the table. A terrible start to the 2009/10 season sees us sitting bottom of the table with three points after six games - there is no doubt that it was time for a new management team at Cappielow.

Irons' record as Morton manager was: Played 64, Won 22, Drew 15 and Lost 27. This works out as a win percentage of 34.37%. You can find a full break down of his stats on his profile page: David Irons.

gmfc.net - Press Release (21.09.2009)

bbc.co.uk - Irons Dismissed From Morton Job (includes audio interview)

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