All Club competitions in Europe are now in action at the moment with all players are busy trying to help their respective clubs win league title, Champions League qualification or escaping relegation battle. In the same breath, we want to look at six most successful Coaches in all UEFA Competitions in history. We focus on European Cup / UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (defunct), UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League, UEFA Intertoto Cup (defunct), UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup (defunct), and FIFA Club World Cup.
6. Arrigo Sacchi- 6 Trophies
AC Milan legendary Coach Arrigo Sacchi takes position five in the list with 6 UEFA trophies under his name. The former Italian head Coach never played football professionally and like Jose Mourinho has done today, he lifted trophies with club and country.
The legendary tactician lifted 2 UEFA Champions League trophies, 2 UEFA Super Cups, and 2 Intercontinental Cups which was scrapped by UEFA. His name is safe in the history books.
5. Zinedine Zidane- 7 Trophies
Zinedine Zidane: Is one of only three managers, along with Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisely, to have won the UEFA European Cup three times having guided Real Madrid to Champions League glory in 2016, 2017 and 2018 pic.twitter.com/23cChtYznY
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) May 31, 2018
Zidane became only the third man in UEFA Champions League era to win it three times. He also became the first Coach since the tournament was re-launched to lift the trophy not only two but three consecutive years. He achieved all that in only 2 and half seasons at Real Madrid. It was natural for him to decide enough is enough and leave the Los Blancos in a high. He has set a special record that will take decades to match.
UEFA Champions League: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
UEFA Super Cup: 2016, 2017
FIFA Club World Cup: 2016, 2017
4. Giovanni Trapattoni- 7 Trophies
AC Milan and Juventus legend Giovanni Trapattoni is one of the most successful legends in football history. He won almost everything as a player and Coach. He lifted a total of 7 trophies in several competitions in Europe. They include; 1 UEFA Champions League crown, 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (scrapped), 3 UEFA Europa League trophies, 1 UEFA Super Cup, and 1 Intercontinental Cup (defunct).