David Artell has told us that he has learnt a ‘great deal’ from the summer transfer window.
The Alex boss faced a complete new set of experiences as a football manager, such as two players surprisingly retiring and Owen Dale joining Blackpool on loan towards the end of the window. It left us short and the Alex boss had to draw on all his experience and resources to bring four new faces into the club.
Artell believes it is part of the learning process and he will take those lessons going forward.
He told the club’s official website: “I have learnt a lot, not only about myself but a lot about other people as well. It has been a learning curve.
“I take some comfort that I was proved right with certain people and perhaps didn’t get it quite right with others.
“I am just thankful that the things we have had to deal with over the last couple of months happened at this football club. There is a real stability throughout the club and those above really understand how the tough the job can be.
“There have been lessons to learn and it is something you can use going forward. You are always learning, evolving and developing as a manager.
“There are a lot distractions and noise that occur to any manager at every club but it is important to any manager that they know they have that support unit behind them. I never consider myself as a one-man management team and I am just grateful that when things do get tough, we have good people at this club all the way through.”