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Champions League: Most Successful Managers Ever

The UEFA Champions League is an annual football competition organized by UEFA, which brings together the best European clubs. It is widely regarded as the most important and prestigious club competition in the world. The history of the Champions League dates back to the 1950s, when in 1955 the first edition of the competition was organized, played only in the knockout format.

Data Last Updated: July 18, 2022
S.No. CoachYears ActiveClubsChampions League TitlesYears when won
1Carlo Ancelotti1992-2022AC Milan, Real Madrid42003, 2007, 2014, 2022
2Zinedine Zidane2016-2022Real Madrid32016, 2017, 2018
3Bob Paisley1974-1983Liverpool31977, 1978, 1981
4Jose Mourinho2000-2022Porto, Inter Milan22004, 2010
5Pep Guardiola2008-2022Barcelona22009, 2011
6Sir Alex Ferguson1974-2013Manchester United21999, 2008
7Jupp Heynckes1979-2018Real Madrid, Bayern Munich21998, 2013
8Miguel Munoz1959-1988Real Madrid21960, 1966
9Helenio Herrera1944-1981Inter Milan21964, 1965
10Vicente del Bosque1994-2016Real Madrid22000, 2002
11Arrigo Sacchi1973-2001AC Milan21989, 1990
12Jose Villalonga1954-1966Real Madrid21956, 1957
13Luis Carniglia1955-1979Real Madrid21958, 1959
14Nereo Rocco1947-1977AC Milan21963, 1969
15Brian Clough1965-1993Nottingham Forest21979, 1980

Over the years the format has undergone several changes. Several top quality managers have seen their tactics and thinking of the game elevate to newer heights through the Champions League. Italian manager, Carlo Ancelotti made history by winning his fourth title when Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2022. Now let’s have a look at the coaches who have won the most number of Champions League titles.