Champions League

5 Most Successful Managers in Terms of Points Won in Champions League History

Arjun Singh Devgan
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson / ANDREW YATES/Getty Images

The UEFA Champions League is without doubt the best club competition in the world, with every top club in Europe keen to participate in it on a regular basis. The competition has seen a number of great players take part in it, while there have been a fair share of top coaches who have managed clubs in Europe.

Here, we take a look at the most successful managers in Champions League history.

1. Sir Alex Ferguson - 194 games, 365 points

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson / ANDREW YATES/Getty Images

Widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of club football, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 27 years at Manchester United during which he made the Old Trafford outfit the best club in England and one of the best in Europe.

The Scotsman's record in England is well known, but he also tops the charts in Europe in terms of points - while leading the Red Devils to two Champions League titles in 1999 and 2008.

2. Carlo Ancelotti - 166 games, 312 points

Carlo Ancelotti
Real Madrid v Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final / Alex Livesey/Getty Images

One of the only three managers to have won the Champions League thrice (twice with AC Milan and once with Real Madrid), Carlo Ancelotti is a master when it comes to European competitions.

The Italian is one of the most successful managers in European football, though it is unlikely that he will add more points in the neat future considering that he is currently with Everton.

3. Arsene Wenger - 188 games, 308 points

Arsene Wenger
UEFA Champions League: Arsenal v CSKA Moscow / Phil Cole/Getty Images

Arsene Wenger revolutionised football in England on his arrival at Arsenal in 1996 and while he enjoyed great success during his 22 year stay there, he failed to win a Champions League honour in his managerial career.

He did lead the Gunners to the 2006 final, where they lost to Barcelona - though he did ensure that his side qualified for the Champions League on a regular basis, as seen by the points he garnered in the competition.

4. Pep Guardiola - 135 games, 285 points

Barcelona's Spanish coach Josep Guardiol
Barcelona's Spanish coach Josep Guardiol / CARL DE SOUZA/Getty Images

The youngest manager to win the Champions League in it's history, Pep Guardiola gave the world without doubt the greatest club side ever in the form of Barcelona between 2008-2012.

The Spaniard has won the trophy twice so far in his career with Barcelona and will look to add one more to his kitty, when he leads Manchester City in the final of the 2020/21 edition against Chelsea.

5. Jose Mourinho - 151 games, 276 points

Inter Milan's Portuguese  coach Jose Mou
Inter Milan's Portuguese coach Jose Mou / CHRISTOPHE SIMON/Getty Images

One of the five managers to win Champions League with two different clubs, Jose Mourinho led Porto and Inter Milan to the trophy in 2004 and 2010, respectively.

The Portugese gaffer has also won league titles in almost all of the top European leagues, though his standing and reputation have taken a hit in the past following disappointing stints with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.