Carlo Ancelotti recently became the manager with the most Champions League trophies of all-time, leading Real Madrid to their 14th title. In this article, we will be taking a look at the other managers that are part of the elite company of Champions League winners, who have reached the pinnacle of Europe the most number of times.
- 1 Top 5 managers with most Champions League trophies of all-time
Top 5 managers with most Champions League trophies of all-time
5. Alex Ferguson (2): 1998-99, 2007-08
The Manchester United legend won the biggest trophy in club football twice over a legendary career. Alongside his domestic success, he has won two Champions League trophies with Manchester United.
4. Jose Mourinho (2): 2003-04, 2009-10
The Special One achieved European success with Porto to put himself on the map, and went on to win the trophy with Inter Milan at the end of the decade. He recently became the only manager with all three European trophies, after winning the Conference League with Roma.
3. Pep Guardiola (2): 2008-09, 2010-11
Both of Guardiola’s Champions League wins came with Barcelona, and he has not been able to get back to the summit ever since. With both Manchester City and Bayern Munich, the trophy has eluded the Catalonian despite having some of the best players under him.
2. Zinedine Zidane (3): 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
All three of Zinedine Zidane’s Champions League wins came with Real Madrid – one after the other. Ancelotti’s former assistant led his side to a three-peat in Europe, during which, his side was absolutely unstoppable.
1. Carlo Ancelotti (4): 2002-03, 2006-07, 2013-14, 2021-22
Winning in his fifth Champions League final appearance, Don Carlo is now the manager with the most Champions League trophies of all-time. He is among the minority to have lifted the trophy both as a player and a manager, and is now rightfully placed among the greatest of all-time.