Carlo Ancelotti broke the record for most Champions League wins. He surpassed the legendary Scottish manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Pep Guardiola is also not far behind of these two great managers. After Real Madrid's 3-0 dominating victory over Braga, Ancelotti became the manager to register 116 victories in the history of the competition. Earlier, he labelled the numbers with former Manchester United Legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. SportzPoint will now look at the five managers with the most wins in the Champions League after Ancelotti’s record-breaking achievement.
Ancelotti has won many titles in his illustrious managerial career, recording many match victories. Carlo is already the most decorated manager in the history of the Champions League, winning the trophy four times as a coach. Ancelotti won the Champions League twice with AC Milan (2003 and 2007) and two times with Real Madrid (2014 and 2022).
He claimed his 116th win in the Champions League following Real Madrid’s victory over Braga. The 64-year-old has now won more games than any other manager in the history of the European Cup and Champions League.
Ancelotti managed eight clubs in the Champions League: Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Napoli, and Real Madrid. He is the 'Record Manager'
The legendary Scottish manager had registered 115 victories as a manager in his Champions League career. He recorded five victories during his stint with Aberdeen during the 1980s.
Ferguson became famous when he joined Manchester United. He claimed 110 Champions League victories with the club, 102 of which came in the competition proper. He won the tournament twice during his time in England, leading the Red Devils to the title in 1999 and 2008.
With Ferguson already retired, Guardiola has the best chance to break Ancelotti’s record. Pep already has 107 Champions League wins to his name.
Guardiola has won the European Cup three times in managerial career. He led Barcelona to the Champions League title in 2009 and 2011. He won his third last June with Manchester City, including a historic treble.
Manchester City have already qualified for the round of 16 after winning their first four group matches in the Champions League 2023-24 season.
Wenger is fourth on the list with 103 wins in UCL, the majority of those came during his tenure at Arsenal. He failed to win the title but the Frenchman did lead the Gunners to the 2006 Champions League final.
Mourinho is fifth on the list, having claimed 81 Champions League wins in his career. He first showed his potential during his tenure at Porto, leading the Portuguese club to the Champions League title in 2004. He added another Champions League trophy to his collection in 2010, leading Inter Milan to the title.