Carlo Ancelotti And Jose Mourinho Are Part Of UEFA Board Of Advisors

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Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and some other football leading coaches have been named as members of the UEFA Board of Advisors.

Carlo Ancelotti And  Jose Mourinho Set To Become Part Of UEFA Board Of Advisors

UEFA football board also included high-profile ex-footballers in the list including Italy legend Paolo Maldini and ex-Wales forward Gareth Bale.

The new board’s first meeting will be held on Monday, 24th April 2023.

Their major agenda includes talking about the video assistant referee (VAR) system, handball, and player behavior.

UEFA in a statement said that the board is “designed to give an institutional yet independent voice of experience and expertise on fundamental football-related topics, including the laws of the game, refereeing, match calendar, elite youth development, and player well-being”.

Others on the new list are England manager Gareth Southgate, former England defender Rio Ferdinand and former Liverpool and Everton boss Rafael Benitez.

European’s football governing body also confirmed that; “members were selected based on their outstanding club or national team football achievements, impeccable international reputation, and extensive experience”.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin added that “UEFA is delighted to see that the very ones who have shaped the game’s history with their talents and philosophy through decades are gathered again around our common goal – to protect the game of football and its essential values.”

It is a good thing that the board chose some of the best hands to join the board, especially Don Carlo and Mourinho.

They both won European Cups last season and now both are in the semi-finals of European competitions – Champions League and Europa League respectively.

Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti Cavaliere OMRI, Ufficiale OSI is an Italian football manager and former player who was born on 10 June 1959 and he is the manager of La Liga club Real Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti And  Jose Mourinho Set To Become Part Of UEFA Board Of Advisors

Don Carlo as he is fondly called is seen as one of the greatest managers of all time, Ancelotti is the most decorated manager in UEFA Champions League history, having won the trophy a record four times as coach (twice with AC Milan and twice with Real Madrid).

Ancelotti is also the first and only one to have managed teams in five Champions League finals.

He is also the first and only manager ever to have won league titles in all of Europe’s top five leagues.

He has won the FIFA Club World Cup a joint-record three times, and is also the manager with the most UEFA Super Cup final wins, having won the trophy on four occasions, managing Milan and Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho

José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix GOIH is a Portuguese football manager and former player who was born on 26 January 1963 and is the current head coach of the Italian Serie A club Roma.

Mourinho is referred to as “The Special One” by the British media. He is one of the most decorated managers ever and is widely considered to be among the greatest managers of all time.

Carlo Ancelotti And  Jose Mourinho Set To Become Part Of UEFA Board Of Advisors

When Mourinho moved to Real Madrid in 2011/12, he won the Liga in the same year becoming the fifth coach to have won league titles in four countries.

And when the Portuguese moved to the Italian side AS Roma, he became the first manager to win a major European competition with four clubs and the third manager to win the three main UEFA club competitions.

Mourinho added UEFA conference league to his collections, becoming the first manager to win all European Trophies in the history of football.

The Full List Of UEFA Board of Advisors:

  • Jose Mourinho, Roma manager
  • Eric Abidal, former France defender
  • Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid manager
  • Gareth Bale, former Wales forward
  • Rafael Benitez, former Liverpool manager
  • Fabio Capello, former England manager
  • Petr Cech, former Czech Republic keeper
  • Rio Ferdinand, former England defender
  • Luis Figo, former Portugal forward
  • Robbie Keane, former Republic of Ireland striker
  • Jurgen Klinsmann, South Korea manager
  • Ronald Koeman, Netherlands manager
  • Philipp Lahm, former Germany defender
  • Henrik Larsson, former Sweden striker
  • Michael Laudrup, former Denmark attacking midfielder
  • Paolo Maldini, former Italy defender
  • Roberto Martinez, Portugal manager
  • Juan Mata, Galatasaray midfielder
  • Predrag Mijatovic, former Montenegro forward
  • Gareth Southgate, England manager
  • Patrick Vieira, former France midfielder
  • Rudi Voller, former Germany striker
  • Javier Zanetti, former Argentina defender
  • Zinedine Zidane, former Real Madrid manager

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