Ferguson, Guardiola, Mourinho, Ancelotti: Which manager has the most trophies ever?

Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid were crowned La Liga champions on Saturday afternoon.

Real destroyed Espanyol 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu, clinching their 35th Spanish top tier title.

Los Blancos have been dominant this season and were crowned Spanish champions with four games of the campaign remaining.

Carlo Ancelotti has become the first manager in history to win the league title in each of Europe’s top five leagues (Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1).

Real’s triumph was also the 23rd trophy he has won during his highly successful career as a manager.

His tally puts him among the greatest managers in football history.

Soccer Football – LaLiga – Real Madrid v Espanyol – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – April 30, 2022 Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti celebrates after winning LaLiga REUTERS/Susana Vera

In 2019, Marca named the eight managers that have won the most trophies in the history of the sport.

We’ve updated their list and Ancelotti is now just two trophies from creeping into the top eight.

8. Jose Mourinho (25 trophies)

Mourinho has had extraordinary success in the 21st century. He’s won the Champions League with both Porto and Inter Milan, while he’s won three Premier League titles with Chelsea. Mourinho is currently looking to add to his trophy cabinet with Roma. He could take his tally to 26 should they win the inaugural Europa Conference League.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 24: Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea holds up three fingers as he celebrates with the trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 24, 2015 in London, England. Chelsea were crowned Premier League champions. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

7. Ottmar Hitzfeld (25 trophies)

Hitzfeld won 14 trophies at Bayern Munich, including five Bundesliga’s and a Champions League triumph.

6. Luiz Felipe Scolari (26 trophies)

Most of Scolari’s success has come in Brazil, winning multiple trophies with Gremio and Palmeiras. He also guided his country to the World Cup title in 2002.

Brazilian head soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari poses with the FIFA trophy at Los Angeles international airport, during a stopover in the United States from the team’s flight home to Brazil, July 1, 2002. “Big Phil” as he is commonly known back home, led Brazil to their unprecedented fifth World Cup title with a 2-0 victory over Germany. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker PW

5. Jock Stein (26 trophies)

A true Celtic legend. Stein guided the club to the European Cup in 1967 and 10 Scottish League Championship triumphs.

4. Valeriy Lobanovskyi (29 trophies)

28 of the 29 trophies Lobanovskyi won came with Dynamo Kiev. He spent a total of 22 years with the Ukrainian giants across two spells.

3. Pep Guardiola (31 trophies)

Guardiola could take his tally to 33 trophies this campaign should his Manchester City side win the Premier League and the Champions League. He’s currently 17 trophies off top spot…

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 28: Josep Guardiola manager of FC Barcelona lifts the trophy after victory in the UEFA Champions League final between FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC at Wembley Stadium on May 28, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

2. Mircea Lucescu (35 trophies)

The majority of Lucescu’s success came at Shakhtar Donetsk, where he won 22 trophies. Now 76, the Romanian is still managing at Dynamo Kiev. Given his age, though, it seems unlikely he will get to top spot

1. Sir Alex Ferguson (48 trophies)

Well out in front is Ferguson. He is the greatest manager there has been and probably will ever be. He won 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United and also guided them to two Champions League crowns. He also had great success in Scotland with Aberdeen.

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