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8 most successful managers in history named and Mourinho, Guardiola miss out in top 3 (See list)


Alex Ferguson’s incredible trophy haul has him firmly ahead of the competition as the most successful manager in history, Marca reveals.

The 77-year-old started his trophy haul with Scottish sides St Mirren and Aberdeen before replacing Ron Atkinson at Man United in 1986.

Romania boss Mircea Lucescu, who is currently coach of the Turkish national team has won 32 trophies while managing 14 different teams.

Former Dynamo Kyiv boss Valeriy Lobanovskyi has 29 silverware in his name which makes him the third most successful boss.

Pep Guardiola’s historic domestic treble with Manchester City last season placed him in fourth with 27 titles while the late Scottish boss Jock Stein is fifth with one trophy less to the Spaniard.

Brazilian boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has 26 trophies in sixth position while German boss Ottmar Hitzfeld as well as Jose Mourinho are tied with 25 titles each.

Mourinho has been out of work since he was axed at Old Trafford in December 2018, but could pick up from when he stopped if he joins Bayern Munich.

Here are the eight most successful trophy-winning managers in history.

  1. Jose Mourinho (25 trophies)
  2. Ottmar Hitzfeld (25 trophies)
  3. Luiz Felipe Scolari (26 trophies)
  4. Jock Stein (26 trophies)
  5. Pep Guardiola (27 trophies)
  6. Valeriy Lobanovskyi (29 trophies)
  7. Mircea Lucescu (32 trophies)
  8. Sir Alex Ferguson (48 trophies)

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