Top 10 managers with most wins in UEFA Champions League history
On this list, you will find some of the greatest names from football history
Whether its a player, a team or a manager, winning in theUEFA Champions Leagueis considered the ultimate achievement of a career. For managers, who are the pilots of the ship, it matters even more. They might not get praise for their contribution to the teams win, but they are held responsible for everything. This is why managers havent easily excelled in the Champions League, and Antonio Conte is an example of a great manager struggling to succeed.
That is why our focus today is on managers who have won the most games in UEFA Champions League history.
Even though the Argentine manager doesnt have any Champions League titles to his credit, he has steered Atletico Madrid twice to the finals.Atletico Madridhas been very consistent under Simeone, reaching the quarterfinals and semifinals on regular basis. He has managed his team in 91 games and won 45 of them. Despite Simeones unattractive style, Atletico Madrid has produced results which showcases his pedigree.
Ottmar Hitzfeld is regarded as one of the best German coaches in Champions League history. His historic Champions League triumph withBorussia Dortmundin 1997 is one of the best examples of his brilliance. However, he switched toBayern Munichin 1998. He then led Munich to the Champions League title in 2000-01. Hitzfeld has won 47 games out of 95 games in the UCL.
Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is one of the greatest Champions League managers of all time. In 2005, he ledLiverpoolto the Champions League title. He also won the UEFA manager of the year award that year. He has won 53 out of 95 matches at the tournament with several clubs.
Liverpool is regarded as one of the best clubs currently and everything can be attributed to their manager Jurgen Klopp. He led them to their sixth Champions League title in 2019. In this competition, Klopp has worked with two teams Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund. He has led his teams to victory in 54 out of 96 games in the tournament.
Louis Van Gaal has managed some of the biggest clubs in Champions League history. In 95 matches, he has won 57, making him the sixth most successful manager in the tournament. Van Gaal currently manages the Netherlands national team. His distinguished career has seen him manage many big teams, including Manchester United, FC Bayern, Barcelona, and Eredivisie giantsAjax.
Mourinho is widely known for his tactical brilliance, and it was hisFC Portos Champions League triumph in 2003-04 that made him a household name in football. The Portugese has won two Champions League titles, one with FC Porto and another with Inter Milan. He has managed his teams in 150 Champions League games and won 81 of them. Besides FC Porto and Inter Milan, he also managedChelsea, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United.
Despite not winning the UEFA Champions League, the ex-Gunner boss has an impeccable record in the competition. The Frenchman has won 86 matches out of the 184 he has managed in. The Gunners were very consistent in the Champions League during Arsene Wengers era and reached the finals in 2006.
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