Following Carlo Ancelotti winning the La Liga title with Real Madrid, we’ve decided to look at the managers who’ve won the most trophies in football history. The Italian is sitting on 22 career titles with the legendary Arsene Wenger. Here are the top five most decorated managers in football.
Jock Stein – 26 titles
The legendary Scottish manager, Stein was very successful during his time with the Scottish giants Celtic. Surprisingly he won all of his 26 trophies during his 13 years with the same club. He also managed teams like Leeds United and the Scotland national football team. Jock sadly passed away in 1985.
Valeriy Lobanovskyi – 29 titles
Another legendary manager, Valeriy Lobanovskyi filled his cabinet with 29 trophies. The Ukrainian legend is popularly known as the creator of the ‘False 9’ position and the style of ‘Total Football’. He has managed only one team and that is Dynamo Kyiv which he won the league with 13 times.
Pep Guardiola – 31 Titles
Pep Guardiola has already accumulated 31 trophies in his managerial career. The Spaniard has won silverware at each club he has managed. The tactician has led the teams like FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City to great heights. With plenty of years remaining in his relatively young managerial career, Pep will certainly rise up the ranks and might challenge the top-ranked Sir Alex Ferguson’s record.
Mircea Lucescu – 32 Titles
The second spot goes to Mircea Lucescu, who won 32 titles in his long illustrious career. The Romanian is currently managing Dynamo Kyiv in Ukraine. He has won a UEFA Super Cup in 2000 with Galatasaray by beating Real Madrid. He has also managed clubs like Shakhtar Donetsk, Besiktas, Zenit St.Petersburg and more.
Sir Alex Ferguson – 48 titles
The outright leading manager who has won the most trophies is the ethereal figure of Sir Alex Ferguson. His work with Manchester United is a benchmark for all the managers in the world. The Scotsman spent 27 years at Manchester United, winning 37 titles, including 13 Premier League titles and two UEFA Champions League trophies.
The 79-year-old also led Aberdeen to ten titles in five years in the Scottish division, prior to etching a legacy with the Red Devils. His record of 48 titles may never be broken again unless Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho go on to have long illustrious careers.