Guardiola Emerges Most Successful Coach In Champions League Knockout History

Guardiola Most Successful Coach UCL Knockout History

Pep Guardiola masterminded Manchester City's biggest ever Champions League win on Wednesday night when they faced Real Madrid in a glamour last-16 tie.

Isco put the hosts ahead early in the second half, but two goals in five minutes saw the Premier League champions run out 2-1 winners, securing their greatest European victory to date.

The victory in Madrid also delivered their boss a milestone of his own.

Guardiola has now won 28 Champions League knockout matches as a manager – more than anyone else in history.

Before Wednesday night, he had been level on 27 wins with Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho, but now the Spaniard is alone out front.

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See list of 12 most successful managers in Champions League knockout history:

  1. Pep Guardiola – 28 games
  2. Sir Alex Ferguson – 27 games
  3. Jose Mourinho – 27 games
  4. Carlo Ancelotti – 27 games
  5. Jupp Heynckes – 16 games
  6. Ottmar Hitzfeld – 16 games
  7. Arsene Wenger – 15 games
  8. Zinedine Zidane – 15 games
  9. Jurgen Klopp – 14 games
  10. Louis van Gaal – 14 games
  11. Max Allegri – 14 games
  12. Rafa Benitez – 14 games

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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