Davie Irons leaves Carlisle United

Carlisle United have announced that their assistant manager Davie Irons is to leave the club. In an official statement on the club's website, they say Irons is leaving by 'mutual consent'.

Kavanagh 'very emotional' after Irons announcement

Kavanagh 'very emotional' as Irons leaves Carlisle United
Kavanagh 'very emotional' as Irons leaves Carlisle United Credit: PA

Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh has spoken of the tough decision he made by asking David Irons to leave.

Irons, assistant manager at the club, left by 'mutual consent' yesterday, Tuesday 15 July.

In a statement on the club's website Kavanagh said it was a 'very emotional' meeting.

“It was a really difficult one but I had a conversation with Davie today [Tuesday, 15 July] and I told him that having to talk to him about this was without a shadow of a doubt the hardest thing I’ve had to do in the job.

"I felt, for a couple of weeks, that I needed to make a change for a number of reasons, and none of that was anything to do with Davie doing things wrong. It was simply the fact that I want to take a different approach.

“I explained that to him and he took it with an incredible amount of grace and honour even though I knew he was finding it tough. We hugged and we left on very good terms.”

– Graham Kavanagh

Carlisle United assistant manager to leave

Carlisle United have announced that their assistant manager David Irons is to leave the club.

In an official statement on the club's website, they say Irons is leaving by 'mutual consent'.

"The chairman and directors would like to thank David for his work and commitment during his time at Brunton Park.

"Since the end of 2013 David has been assistant manager to Graham Kavanagh in difficult and trying circumstances as United battled against relegation from League One.

"United now start the season ahead in League Two with a new team both on and off the field.

"The club, chairman and directors reiterate their thanks to David after what has been a most difficult twelve months."

– Statement, Carlisle United

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