Alex Ferguson the most successful manager of all time

Manchester United Legend Sir Alex Ferguson tops the List of most successful managers of all time with a total of 35 major trophies.

The Scottish manager who retired from coaching career at Old Trafford after lifting his 13th Premier League title in 2013 was the most decorated manager in English Premier League and football history.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s era at Manchester United dominated the English Premier League throughout his 26-years reign at Old Trafford and was regarded by fans, players, fellow managers and analysts as the best manager of all time.

Other good and reputable reigning managers of our time have performed well in this field, but they are no where near him.

Jose Mourinho
Mourinho is among the five different coaches(Ernst Happel, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Jupp Heynckes and Carlo Ancelotti) to have won the European Cup with two different teams (Inter Milan and Fc Porto), he was the fifth coach, after Tomislav Ivić, Ernst Happel, Giovanni Trapattoni and Eric Gerets, to have won league titles in not less than four different countries: Portugal, England, Italy, and Spain. He has a total of 18 major Trophies to his name.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola is seen as one of the most successful and also considered to be among the best managers in the world, he is the youngest Manager to have won the Uefa Champions League (2009) he has a total of 12 major trophies to his name.

Other managers like Guus Hiddink, Louis Van Gaal, Marcelo Lippi, Carlo Ancellotti, Arsene Wenger e.t.c have also won a good number of trophies but none was close to the great legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

Alex Ferguson’s trophies in details

Scottish Premier Division: 1980, 1984,
1985 (3)
Scottish Cup: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 (4)
Scottish League Cup: 1986
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1983

Manchester United
Premier League: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997,
1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009,
2011, 2013 (13)
FA Cup: 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004 (5)
Football League Cup: 1992, 2006, 2009,
2010 (4)
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1991
UEFA Champions League: 1999, 2008 (2)
FIFA Club World Cup: 2008


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