By Declan Taylor
Arsène Wenger is adamant that English managers can be successful in the Champions League.
Despite the presence of four Premier League teams in Friday’s draw, there were no English managers. In fact, the closest an English boss came to Champions League success this season was Steve McClaren, whose FC Twente side were eliminated by Arsenal in the Qualifying Round.
However, speaking at Friday’s press conference, Wenger cited the current wealth of young English managers and insisted that their time will eventually come.
“It has not been the case for a while but it will happen again, don't worry about that,” said the manager.
“You go step by step in your career and you have young, promising English managers, even those who have lost their jobs like Keane, Ince and Adams - they will come back - and you have Southgate.
“It will happen. When I started my career we had plenty of young managers in France who were promising, many of them moved out because to last in this job you need luck and big stamina but I'm sure you will see that.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 20 Mar 2009