By Rob Kelly
Young managers must quickly learn how to cope with major disappointments if they are to succeed, insists Arsène Wenger.
The Frenchman had to deal with the heaviest defeat of his 15-year reign last August when his side lost 8-2 at Old Trafford.
Wenger says that while it was “painful” to watch the tape of the match afterwards, it is imperative that managers are able to deal with both the highs and lows of the job.
“It took me 24 hours [to watch the tape] or not even that, because it's part of my job. The next morning I always re-watch the game we played the day before,” he said.
“Some are more painful, some are more enjoyable. This one was a very painful one but you have to face reality.
“When you have young managers and they ask, 'what kind of advice would you give me?' it is always to survive big disappointments, because that is part of the job.
"Nobody can go through a career and only be on highs. The ups are easier [to deal with] but you have to go as well to some big hits and disappointments.”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 Jan 2012