Sanchez basked in the glow of only a second Barclays Premier League win this season but had every sympathy for Reading rival Steve Coppell's assertion that football management is "not an enjoyable job."
"It is a strange one, because when you win it is a relief more than anything and you can't get carried away with euphoria.
"It's a good feeling after you win and you get the decisions right but you have to be realistic.
"They were only a point off a UEFA Cup place last season but they are one of the teams in our bracket.
"We've now had three games in a row like that but only drew with Derby and at Sunderland. So we needed to win this one."