Former Arsenal FC coach Arsene Wenger has described his 22 years managerial career at the London-based club as biggest mistakes of life. The former boss Wenger reveals this revelation during an exclusive interview with Christine Kelly on RTL, whereby he speaks on his coaching philosophy and even his love of Bob Marley in a wide-ranging interview.
The French-born philosopher left the Emirate Stadium club at the end of last season, after spending over 2 decades with the London Club with success story such as three Premier League title triumphs, seven FA Cups wins and an unbeaten season in 2003-04.
But the 68-year-old, who admits he doesn’t know what his next career move will be, confessed he may have stayed in the job a little too long.
Asked by interviewer Christine Kelly what his biggest mistake was, Wenger replied: ‘Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years. I’m someone who likes to move around a lot, but I also like a challenge. ‘I’ve been a prisoner of my own challenge at times.’
Wenger also opened up about the enormous sacrifices he made in his life to keep Arsenal competing at the top of the Premier League.
He said: ‘I regret having sacrificed everything I did because I realise I’ve hurt a lot of people around me. I’ve neglected a lot of people. I’ve neglected my family, I’ve neglected many close ones.
And what if you told us your biggest mistake?
Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years. I’m someone who likes to move around a lot, but I also like a challenge. I’ve been a prisoner of my own challenge at times.