Which managers have been the most successful in the UEFA Champions League
The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League has been set, with Manchester City set to take on Chelsea in the showpiece as the two sides will meet in Istanbul at the end of May.
Manchester City managed to breeze past Paris Saint-Germain to book their place in the final, whilst Chelsea dominated Real Madrid across the two legs that they recently played in and secured their spot in their first UEFA Champions League final since 2012 – the one in which they had reached their only previous final, which of course they went on to win.
Speaking of finals, Pep Guardiola will be competing in his first final in a decade as he has taken his Citizens side to their first, whilst Thomas Tuchel will enter his second final in consecutive years; becoming the first manager to do so with two different clubs after taking PSG to the final last season. If we had that fortune whilst playing at an online casino real money can be won at, then we would be loving life.
However, which managers have been the most successful when it comes down to winning in the UEFA Champions League?
Well, TransferMarkt have made it rather easy for those who were wondering, as they posted a photo to their Instagram account showing the top 10 managers in the competition’s history. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top 10 is filled with a number of incredible names, with many likely to have been expected to have made anybody’s list if they had been tasked with trying to come up with it off the top of their heads.
Here is the top 10:
10. Diego Simeone – 144 points acquired
9. Fabio Capello – 159 points
8. Ottmar Hitzfeld – 171 points
7. Rafa Benitez – 182 points
6. Louis van Gaal – 187 points
5. Jose Mourinho – 276 points
4. Pep Guardiola – 285 points
3. Arsene Wenger – 308 points
2. Carlo Ancelotti – 312 points
1. Sir Alex Ferguson – 356 points
Ferguson was, of course, one of the most successful managers in the world, which makes it no surprise that he is situated at the top of his list of world-class managers, however his consistency in the UEFA Champions League is certainly something that is awe-inspiring; just as playing real money online pokies can be for many.
The Scotsman, who acquired all his points with Manchester United, famously provided the Red Devils with two titles, including 1999’s famous win against FC Bayern Munich.
However, it looks as though Pep Guardiola will soon take over that top spot, even though there are still a huge 71 points between them at this moment. Regardless, Chelsea will be hoping he suffers defeat to them in Istanbul.