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Managers with most trophies in football

Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the most successful managers of all time who won the most number of trophies in football. The former Manchester United gaffer collected a whopping 48 titles during his elongated managerial career.

Managers are often credited with the success of a football club as they are given the charge to lead the teams to ultimate glory. Sometimes they fail and sometimes the football managers roar with their trophy haul in the cabinet.

In football, success is always measured by the trophies won by a manager during his stint with the club and how his influence can turn the club into a well oiled machine. Alex Ferguson dominated the English Premier League for over two decades lifting the English top flight title a whopping 13 times. Since then no managers have been able to cut the gap with him and he will remain as the most coveted manager in football history.

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Managers with most trophies in football: Top 5 list

ManagersClubs ManagedTrophies
Sir Alex FergusonManchester United, Aberdeen48
Mircea LucescuDynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar Donetsk, Besiktas, Galatasaray, Rapid Bucharest, Inter Milan, Brescia, Reggiana, AC Pisa, Zenit St Petersburg36
Pep GuardiolaBarcelona B, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City31
Valeriy LobanovskyiDynamo Kyiv29
Jock SteinCeltic, Hibernian, Dunfermline26
Jose MourinhoBenfica, Leiria,FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, AS Roma26
Luiz Felipe ScolariChelsea, Gremio, Cruzeiro, Palmeiras, Bunyodkar, Jubilo Iwata, Qadsia SC, AL Ahli, Juventude26
Ottmar HitzfieldGrasshopper Zurich, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, FC Aarau25
Roberto ManciniInter Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Galatasaray, Manchester City, Lazio, Fiorentina23
Arsene WengerArsenal, AS Monaco, AS Nancy, Nagoya Grampus21
Sir Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson is pretty synonymous with the name Manchester United as he has been the longest serving manager ever at a football club. The Scottish man gave 27 years to Manchester United as he brought huge success to the club.

13 Premier League titles, two Champions League titles, 5 FA Cups, four League Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup describes his accomplishment as a manager. He also managed the Scotland national football team for a brief period and also was the manager of the Scottish club Aberdeen.

Mircea Lucescu

Mircea Lucescu has the second highest trophy count in the history of football so far. The Romanian manager has so far collected 36 titles to his name and is still going strong. The 77 year old is currently managing Dynamo Kyiv and has managed some reputed clubs throughout his managerial career.

He led Galatasaray to a UEFA Super Cup triumph over Real Madrid back in 2000. He also had his stints in Italy managing teams with the likes of Inter Milan and Brescia in his career. He also took the Romanian national team to the UEFA European Championship finals which is one of his brilliant achievements.

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola is regarded as one of the best football managers of the current crop adding 31 titles to his trophy cabinet. The Spaniard has had a trophy laden career as success has followed him everywhere. The Manchester City manager has already claimed four Premier League titles but he hasn’t had any luck in the Champions League for his current side.

The 51 year old started his managerial career with Barcelona B and later got promoted to the senior team. Once he was handed the baton of Barcelona from there on it was an incredible journey for the former Barcelona player.

His rapport with Lionel Messi reflected on the pitch as the duo won the UEFA Champions League title twice and also did a hattrick of the Spanish La Liga title. Guardiola also proved his managerial credentials in Germany as he won the Bundesliga title three times with Bayern Munich.

Valeriy Lobanovskyi

Valeriy Lobanovskyi is third on this list. The former Dynamo Kyiv manager grabbed 29 titles in his managerial career. The Ukrainian lifted the domestic title on 13 occasions while he also delivered the UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Cup Winners Cup.

Jock Stein

Josk Stein is a legendary Scottish football manager and is number five on this list. The former Celtic manager won most of his titles with Celtic and he did also have a brief taste of English football as he managed Leeds United for a brief period. He added 26 titles to his name.


Who is the current manager with most number of trophies?

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is the current manager with most number of trophies in his cabinet.

Who has the most number of trophies in Europe?

Sir Alex Ferguson has the most number of trophies in Europe.


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