Having been relegated to League Two, Bristol Rovers found itself in a non-league nightmare. Failure to bounce back at the first time of asking would surely lead to financial ruin, and could see the club trapped in non-league for many years to come like so many former football league sides before us.
Step in Darrell Clarke. The man given the task to get the club back into the football league at the first time of asking not just succeeded, but went one better with back-to-back promotions straight to League One.
In an exclusive interview with GasCast Podcast, Harley Thorne spoke with Darrell Clarke one-on-one, to hear the man give his account of those many phenomenal years in charge. From just how he went about building those promotion winning sides, his man management of certain players, and much more, tune in to an hour-and-a-half of uncut DC.