Pep Guardiola Is Now The Second Most Decorated Manager Of All Time

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Pep Guardiola of Manchester City has made a landmark in football history as both a great player and one of the best managers.

The 52-year-old Spanish tactician’s contributions to the game are notable for their quantity, quality, and tactical richness.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Following his Champions League victory on June 10, 2023, Pep has now surpassed Lucescu’s record of 34 trophies with a total of 35 titles.

The only person ahead of him now is Ferguson with 49 trophy collections.

The coach from Santpedor has recently achieved his third Champions League victory, placing him among the most successful coaches in the history of football in terms of titles won.

The former Catalan coach has achieved a total of 35 titles in his career as a coach with the recent addition of the European Cup, surpassing Mircea Lucescu’s record of 34 titles.

Pep Guardiola
2022/23 Champions League winner Pep Guardiola

While some statisticians may give the same number of titles to the Catalan and Romanian, it has been reported by MARCA that Lucescu’s Serie B win with Brescia in 1991/92 was not taken into account.

Pep achieved his second treble in history, the first being with Barcelona in 2008/09.

His conquest of the Premier League, FA Cup, and the Champions League this season has cemented his status as one of the great figures in football this season.

He had been unable to win the Champions League tournament since the 2010/11 season when Barcelona hoisted it at Wembley.

After winning the Champions League with City, he is now second on the list of most trophies won as a manager.

Pep Guardiola Nears Alex Ferguson’s record

Sir Alex Ferguson holds the top spot with 48 trophies from his time managing Aberdeen and Manchester United, which seems like an unbeatable record.

Pep is still relatively young at 52 years old, and he can reach Ferguson’s record in the future.

Pep has achieved another record by becoming the sixth coach to win the Champions League with two different clubs.

The managers who have successfully led multiple clubs to win major European football titles include Ernst Happel with Feyenoord and Hamburg, Ottmar Hitzfeld with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern, Jose Mourinho with Porto and Inter, Juup Heynckes with Real Madrid and Bayern, Ancelotti with Milan and Real Madrid, and Guardiola himself with Barcelona and Manchester City.

Sir Alex Ferguson(48 trophies)

Sir Alex Ferguson is widely regarded as the greatest football manager of all time due to his legendary career, which saw him win numerous titles in both domestic and European competitions.

Sir Alex Ferguson

The coach from Scotland has achieved remarkable success. He coached Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, during which time he won most of his titles.

Over the course of his 27-year tenure with Manchester United, he achieved an impressive feat of winning 38 trophies, which included 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles.

Alex Ferguson won UEFA Champions League with United

Before joining United, his managerial CV boasted three Scottish Premier Division titles, four Scottish Cups, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, and one European Super Cup with Aberdeen.

The 81-year-old legendary coach has managed several football teams including East Stirling, St. Mirren, Aberdeen FC, and Scotland but he achieved significant success during his time at Old Trafford.

Pep Guardiola (35 trophies)

Pep Guardiola began his coaching career with Barcelona B in 2007 and has since established himself as one of the greatest managers of the century.

He has an impressive track record of leading every club he has managed to success.

Under Guardiola’s leadership at Camp Nou, Barcelona achieved a historic feat by becoming the only club in European history to win the treble, which includes the league, domestic cup, and European Cup, all in the same season.

The experienced manager of City has fulfilled his ultimate goal of winning the treble by securing the Champions League championship with a victory over Inter Milan.

Pep Guardiola

As the manager of the English side, he was able to secure 14 trophies, which included five Premier League titles.

In addition to his accomplishments, he has won two Champions League titles, two FIFA Club World Cup trophies, two UEFA Super Cup titles, and three La Liga titles with Barcelona.

In addition to his other accomplishments, Guardiola has set the record for the most consecutive league games won in three of the world’s top leagues: La Liga, the Bundesliga, and the Premier League.

Guardiola has won a total of 35 titles throughout his time at Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City.

Mircea Lucescu (34 trophies)

Mircea Lucescu is considered one of the most successful managers in modern football history, having won 34 titles throughout his career.

He currently holds the third spot on the list of managers with the most trophies won.

Mircea Lucescu

The 77-year-old has an impressive track record, having led several European clubs including Dinamo Bucarest, Reggiana, Rapid Vienna, Brescia, Inter Milan, Besiktas, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit, as well as the national teams of both Türkiye and Romania.

Lucescu achieved his greatest accomplishment while managing Galatasaray.

Throughout his coaching tenure at Shakhtar Donetsk, he achieved an impressive record of eight Ukrainian Premier League titles, six Ukrainian Cups, seven Ukrainian Super Cups, and one UEFA Cup.

Galatasaray’s victory in the UEFA Super Cup in 2000, led by the Romanian team member, will always be remembered in Turkey.

In addition, he has won two Turkish Super Lig championships with both Galatasaray and Besiktas.

Valeri Lobanovsky(29 trophies)

The Ukrainian manager began his career as a manager at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in 1968.

He also served as a manager for Dynamo Kyiv and the national teams of the Soviet Union, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Ukraine.

Valeri Lobanovsky

Throughout his career, he primarily managed the Kyiv side and led them to victory in the European Cup Winners’ Cup on two occasions as well as the European Super Cup.

Lobanovskyi achieved an impressive record of 25 trophies during his time with Dynamo Kyiv. This included eight Soviet Top League titles, six Soviet Cups, three USSR Super Cups, five Ukrainian National League titles, and three Ukrainian Cups.

In 1971, he played a key role in helping Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk win the Soviet second division title.

Valeri Lobanovsky has 29 titles to his name as a football manager.

Can Pep Guardiola beat Alex Ferguson’s record and become the most decorated coach in the world?

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