Carlo Ancelotti will equal Sir Alex Ferguson’s record as the manager who has coached the most Champions League games when Real Madrid take on Manchester City on Tuesday, as reported by AS.
The experienced Italian will go head-to-head with Pep Guardiola tonight for what will be his 190th game in Europe’s top club competition.
Ancelotti in Champions League football
The Real Madrid manager’s record in the Champions League is impressive. Ancelotti is the manager with the most victories in the competition and of the 189 matches he has managed so far, he has won 107 (56.6%), with 42 draws (22.23%) and 40 defeats (21.17%).
He is also the coach who has been involved in the most Champions League finals in history with five (2003, 2005 and 2007 with Milan; 2014 and 2022 with Real Madrid), but he is also the most decorated coach in the competition, with four titles won (he lost in 2005 in Istanbul in a penalty shoot-out against Liverpool).
Ancelotti can also claim to be the coach who has managed the most teams in over 25 years in the Champions League, with a total of eight: Parma, Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Napoli.
Kieran Quaile | GSFN