Following Real Madrid’s triumph at the weekend and their capture of the La Liga title after defeating RCD Espanyol 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu, Carlo Ancelotti managed to take a step closer to being one of the most successful managers in the game.
Of course, many would already associate the Italian as being exactly that, as he has been able to win everything the sport has to offer.
Indeed, with Real still in action in the UEFA Champions League, there will have been a plethora of betting action on the Los Blancos to win the title at the yeti casino za as many will be confident that the stars of Los Blancos will be able to overcome Manchester City despite being 4-3 down.
In winning La Liga at the weekend, Ancelotti became the first manager in history to be able to win the league title in each of Europe’s top five leagues, as he won the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 titles throughout his legendary career.
Naturally, this feat alone would see many crown him as one of the greatest in history, however it would seem that he still ranks outside of the top 8 in the game for silverware to have been won whilst in the dugout.
According to a list by Marca in 2019 – which has been updated by GiveMeSport – Ancelotti still remains some distance from catching some of the others that appear on the list.
So, who are the managers that appear in front of him? Some will be pretty obvious and rather easy to guess, however there are few names that will appear that may not be instantly recognisable.
8. Jose Mourinho (25 trophies)
7. Ottmar Hitzfeld (25 trophies)
6. Luiz Felipe Scolari (26 trophies)
5. Jock Stein (26 trophies)
4. Valeriy Lobanovskyi (29 trophies)
3. Pep Guardiola (31 trophies)
2. Mircea Lucescu (35 trophies)
1. Sir Alex Ferguson (48 trophies)
There you have it, eight of the most accomplished managers to have ever been involved in professional football.
Admittedly, some of you may have only heard of some of these guys because of the Football Manager games that you may have played, whilst others will remember them from the history books.
Mircea Lucescu and Valeriy Lobanovskyi? Anyone?
Well, both have had huge success in Ukraine, with the former enjoying huge success at Shakhtar Donetsk, whilst the former had a lot of success at the club where the Romanian currently finds himself in the dugout: Dynamo Kyiv.
Let’s leave that rivalry there, though, for the time being…