The most successful coaches in all UEFA Competitions are managers who have at least won one competition hosted and organized by the Union of European Football Association. All competitions hosted by UEFA are the Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup (obsolete), Intertoto Cup (obsolete), and Intercontinental Cup (obsolete). Coaches who won one of the competitions that is currently outdated are still considered as successful in the UEFA Competitions. Some of the successful coaches in all UEFA Competitions are still currently in action while others are retired or out of service.
Below is a list of ten most successful coaches in all UEFA Competitions. I bet you will not correctly get the coach that has won the highest amount of UEFA title.
10. Jose Mourinho – 4 titles.
Jose Mourinho is among the greatest and most successful coaches of all time. He is among the five coaches who have won the European cup with two different clubs. Mourinho is the first coach to have spent 1 billion pounds on transfer. The Portuguese coach have won four UEFA titles across seven European clubs he has managed. He won the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League while at FC Porto, he further went to win the UEFA Champions League at Inter Milan and won the UEFA Europa League most recently at Manchester United. Mourinho is among the most decorated coaches ever. He is the tenth most successful coach in all UEFA Competitions. Mourinho is currently the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
9. Louis Van Gaal – 5 titles.
Louis Van Gaal is among the most successful coaches of all time. The Dutchman is a retired football manager. His last spell as a manager came in 2016 with Manchester United. He is the first-ever Dutch manager to win the German Bundesliga title. Van Gaal won his first UEFA Competition with Ajax Amsterdam in 1995. He won the Champions League title, Europa League title, Super Cup, and the Intercontinental Cup during his stint as Ajax coach. The last UEFA Competition he won was the UEFA Super Cup with Barcelona in 1997. He is the ninth most successful coach in all UEFA Competitions.
8. Nereo Rocco – 5 titles.
Nereo Rocco is very popular for being the most successful coach in Italy, winning several domestic and international titles. He is among the greatest managers of all time. The former Italian footballer and manager died in 1979 but his achievement is still spoken about. Rocco won all his UEFA titles with AC Milan. He won two Champions League titles, two Cup Winners’ Cup, and one Intercontinental Cup. Nereo Rocco is the eighth most successful coach in all UEFA Competitions.
7. Pep Guardiola – 5 titles.
Pep Guardiola is among the greatest managers of all time. He holds the record for most consecutive league game wins in La Liga, Bundesliga, and the English Premier League. Guardiola is a former Spanish player and a professional football coach. The Spaniard won his first UEFA title with Barcelona where he was formerly a defensive midfielder. He won two Champions League titles and two Super Cup for Barcelona. The Spanish coach won the UEFA Super Cup while at Bayern Munich in 2013, it is his last UEFA title triumph. Guardiola is the current head coach of Manchester City. He is the seventh most successful coach in all UEFA Competitions.
6. Zinedine Zidane – 5 titles.
Zinedine Zidane is among the most successful coaches in the world. He received many individual awards while playing football as an attacking midfielder. He is one of the three coaches to have won the UEFA Champions League three times but the first to win it consecutively. The French head coach won three Champions League titles and two Super Cup titles for Real Madrid since he took up the managerial role in 2016. Zidane is still the head coach of Real Madrid despite resigning in 2018. He is the sixth most successful coach in all UEFA Competitions.
5. Bob Paisley – 5 titles.
Bob Paisley is among the greatest English managers of all time. He is among the three managers which have won the UEFA Champions League thrice and the first to do so. Paisley managed Liverpool throughout his managerial career, he spent over 50 years with the English club as a player and manager. Despite the Englishman died in 1996, his achievements are still spoken about. He won three Champions League titles, one Europa League, and one Super Cup during his stint as Liverpool manager. Paisley is the fifth most successful coach in all UEFA Competitions.
4. Arrigo Sacchi – 6 titles.
Arrigo Sacchi is among the greatest managers of all time. He is the only manager on the list that was never a professional football player. His most popular managerial stint was with AC Milan, he was their manager twice (1987-1991, 1996-1997). The Italian former manager won two Champions League title, two Super Cup, and two Intercontinental Cup while managing AC Milan. Arrigo Sacchi is the fourth most successful coach in all UEFA Competitions.
3. Giovanni Trapattoni – 7 titles.
Giovanni Trapattoni is among the greatest managers of all time. He is one of the most celebrated managers in football history. Trapattoni is among the five coaches to have won the league title in four different European countries. He is the only coach that has won all UEFA’s major competitions. Most of his UEFA Competition accomplishment came during his stint with Juventus. He won one Champions League title, one Cup Winners’ Cup, two Europa League, one Super Cup, and one Intercontinental Cup during his tenure as Juventus boss. The Italian manager further went to win the Europa League with Inter Milan after leaving Juventus. He is the third most successful coach in all UEFA Competitions.
2. Sir Alex Ferguson – 7 titles.
Sir Alex Ferguson is among the greatest footballers of all time. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of football. The Scottish manager was very popular for coaching Manchester United where he was very successful. He retired from management in 2013 after winning the Premier League title for Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson won his first UEFA title with Aberdeen in Scotland, he won the Cup Winners’ Cup and Super Cup for them. However, at Manchester United, he won two Champions League titles, one Cup Winners’ Cup, one Super Cup, and one Intercontinental Cup. Ferguson is the second most successful coach in all UEFA Competitions.
1. Carlo Ancelotti – 7 titles.
Carlo Ancelotti is among the most successful coaches in the world. He is among the three managers that have won the UEFA Champions League thrice and part of the two managers that have managed a team to four UEFA Champions League finals. The Italian manager has won domestic titles in England, France, Spain, and Germany. He won the Intertoto Cup with Juventus in 1999, his first-ever UEFA title as a manager. However, at AC Milan, he won two Champions League titles and two Super Cup titles. During his stint as Real Madrid coach, he won one Champions League title and one Super Cup title. He is the most successful coach in all UEFA Competitions.
Did You Notice……
- Four Different Italian Coach Are Among The List Of Successful Managers In All UEFA Competitions. It Is The Highest For A Country.
- Arrigo Sacchi is the only manager on the list that was never a professional footballer.
- Carlo Ancelotti is the only active manager on the list that is not in a top European club.
- Only Carlo Ancelotti, Bob Paisley, and Zinedine Zidane have won the UEFA Champions League on three different occasions.
- After winning the UEFA Champions League, only Carlo Ancelotti has all the three Super Cup finals he has managed.