List of UEFA Cup and Europa League winning managers

The UEFA Cup was a European association football competition contested from 1972 to 2009. In the 2009–10 season its name was changed to UEFA Europa League.

Unai Emery is a record four-time winner of the competition as manager

English manager Bill Nicholson led Tottenham Hotspur to victory in the inaugural final, an all-English encounter against Wolverhampton Wanderers. For the first 25 years of the competition, the final was contested over two legs, one at each club's stadium. In 1998, Luigi Simoni led Inter Milan to victory over Lazio in the competition's first single-legged final held at a neutral venue, the Parc des Princes in Paris.

Only seven managers have won the competition more than once. Unai Emery is a record four-time winner: he won three consecutive editions of the UEFA Europa League with Sevilla in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and a fourth title with Villarreal in 2021. Three-time winner Giovanni Trapattoni led Juventus to victory in 1977, Internazionale in 1991, and Juventus once again in 1993, and Luis Molowny led Real Madrid to consecutive wins in 1985 and 1986, as did fellow Spaniard Juande Ramos who managed Sevilla to victory in both the 2006 and 2007 UEFA Cup Finals. Rafael Benítez became the first manager to win the competition as both the UEFA Cup (in 2004) and as the UEFA Europa League (in 2013), a feat later achieved by José Mourinho, who won the UEFA Cup with Porto in 2003 and the UEFA Europa League with Manchester United in 2017. Diego Simeone won in 2012 and 2018, both times with Atlético Madrid.

Spanish managers have won the title twelve times. Recent finals have been dominated by Spanish managers, with ten wins between 2004 and 2021. Nine managers have won the title in charge of teams from a country other than their own; the most recent was Italian Maurizio Sarri, as manager of English club Chelsea.

By year

Giovanni Trapattoni, Three-time winner in 1977 and 1991 and 1993.
Rafael Benítez, winning manager in 2004 and 2013, also became the second manager to win the cup with two different teams.
José Mourinho, winning manager in 2003 and 2017
Juande Ramos, winning manager in 2006 and 2007
Diego Simeone, winning manager in 2012 and 2018
Bobby Robson, winning manager in 1981
Dino Zoff, winning manager in 1990
Franz Beckenbauer, winning manager in 1996
Fatih Terim, winning manager in 2000
Mircea Lucescu, winning manager in 2009 the last UEFA Cup format
André Villas-Boas, winning manager in 2011, and the youngest manager ever to win a European competition, at age 33
Final Nationality Winning manager Country Club Ref.
1972  ENGBill Nicholson  ENGTottenham Hotspur [1]
1973  SCOBill Shankly  ENGLiverpool [2]
1974  NEDWiel Coerver  NEDFeyenoord [3]
1975  FRGHennes Weisweiler  FRGBorussia Mönchengladbach [4]
1976  ENGBob Paisley  ENGLiverpool [5]
1977  ITAGiovanni Trapattoni  ITAJuventus [6]
1978  NEDKees Rijvers  NEDPSV Eindhoven [7]
1979  FRGUdo Lattek  FRGBorussia Mönchengladbach [8]
1980  FRGFriedel Rausch  FRGEintracht Frankfurt [9]
1981  ENGBobby Robson  ENGIpswich Town [10]
1982  SWESven-Göran Eriksson  SWEIFK Göteborg [11]
1983  BELPaul Van Himst  BELAnderlecht [12]
1984  ENGKeith Burkinshaw  ENGTottenham Hotspur [13]
1985  ESPLuis Molowny  ESPReal Madrid [14]
1986  ESPLuis Molowny  ESPReal Madrid [14]
1987  SWEGunder Bengtsson  SWEIFK Göteborg [15]
1988  FRGErich Ribbeck  FRGBayer Leverkusen [16]
1989  ITAOttavio Bianchi  ITANapoli [17]
1990  ITADino Zoff  ITAJuventus [18]
1991  ITAGiovanni Trapattoni  ITAInter Milan [6]
1992  NEDLouis van Gaal  NEDAjax [19]
1993  ITAGiovanni Trapattoni  ITAJuventus [6]
1994  ITAGiampiero Marini  ITAInter Milan [20]
1995  ITANevio Scala  ITAParma [21]
1996  GERFranz Beckenbauer  GERBayern Munich [22]
1997  NEDHuub Stevens  GERSchalke 04 [23]
1998  ITALuigi Simoni  ITAInter Milan [24]
1999  ITAAlberto Malesani  ITAParma [25]
2000  TURFatih Terim  TURGalatasaray [26]
2001  FRAGérard Houllier  ENGLiverpool [27]
2002  NEDBert van Marwijk  NEDFeyenoord [28]
2003  PORJosé Mourinho  PORPorto [29]
2004  ESPRafael Benítez  ESPValencia [30]
2005  RUSValery Gazzaev  RUSCSKA Moscow [31]
2006  ESPJuande Ramos  ESPSevilla [32]
2007  ESPJuande Ramos  ESPSevilla [32]
2008  NEDDick Advocaat  RUSZenit Saint Petersburg [33]
2009  ROUMircea Lucescu  UKRShakhtar Donetsk [34]
2010  ESPQuique Sánchez Flores  ESPAtlético Madrid [35]
2011  PORAndré Villas-Boas  PORPorto [36]
2012  ARGDiego Simeone  ESPAtlético Madrid [37]
2013  ESPRafael Benítez  ENGChelsea [38]
2014  ESPUnai Emery  ESPSevilla [39]
2015  ESPUnai Emery  ESPSevilla [40]
2016  ESPUnai Emery  ESPSevilla [41]
2017  PORJosé Mourinho  ENGManchester United [42]
2018  ARGDiego Simeone  ESPAtlético Madrid [43]
2019  ITAMaurizio Sarri  ENGChelsea [44]
2020  ESPJulen Lopetegui  ESPSevilla [45]
2021  ESPUnai Emery  ESPVillarreal [46]

Managers with multiple titles

Rank Nationality Manager Number of wins Years won Club(s)
1 Unai Emery 4 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021 Sevilla, Villarreal
2 Giovanni Trapattoni 3 1977, 1991, 1993 Inter Milan, Juventus
3 Luis Molowny 2 1985, 1986 Real Madrid
Juande Ramos 2 2006, 2007 Sevilla
Rafael Benítez 2 2004, 2013 Valencia, Chelsea
José Mourinho 2 2003, 2017 Porto, Manchester United
Diego Simeone 2 2012, 2018 Atlético Madrid
Bold=Still active as manager

By nationality

This table lists the total number of titles won by managers of each nationality.

NationalityNumber of
wins
 Spain12
 Italy10
 Netherlands6
 Germany5
 England4
 Portugal3
 Argentina2
 Sweden2
 Belgium1
 France1
 Romania1
 Russia1
 Scotland1
 Turkey1

See also

References

General

  • "European Cups – Performances by Coach". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  • "UEFA Cup". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2008-03-11.

Specific

  1. "Tottenham legend Nicholson dies". BBC Sport. 23 October 2004. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  2. "Reds reach European goal". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  3. "JONATHAN DE GUZMAN MET WIEL COERVER IN FEYENOORD TV" (in Dutch). Feyenoord. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  4. "Heynckes gives Weisweiler perfect send-off". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  5. "The managerial greats". BBC Sport. 27 February 2002. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  6. "Giovanni Trapattoni - a career of remarkable success". Football Association of Ireland. 17 February 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  7. "Free-scoring PSV prevail". UEFA. 1 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  8. "FC DYNAMO KYIV v NEWCASTLE UNITED FC" (PDF). UEFA. 18 September 2002. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  9. "This is Eintracht Frankfurt". Eintracht Frankfurt. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  10. "Ipswich thankful for Thijssen". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  11. "Eriksson plots Göteborg success". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  12. "Anderlecht shine in Stadium of Light". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  13. "When England conquered Europe". BBC Sport. 19 May 1999. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  14. "Spanish flair should light up UEFA Cup final". Reuters. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  15. "1977-1989" (in Swedish). IFK Göteborg. Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  16. "Resurgent Leverkusen hold their nerve". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  17. "Napoli all-time XI". Channel 4. Archived from the original on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  18. "Juve too strong for Fiorentina". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  19. "Ajax complete clean sweep". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  20. "Giampiero Marini" (in Italian). Inter Milan. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  21. "Baggio gives Parma lift off". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  22. "Klinsmann sparks Bayern triumph". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  23. "Stevens' unsung Schalke shine". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  24. "The gentleman of Naples". ESPN. 18 November 2003. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  25. "Crespo wins prize for Parma". UEFA. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  26. "Galatasaray pride of Turkey". UEFA. 6 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  27. Henry Winter (3 September 2003). "UEFA Cup Final: Liverpool hit treble top". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  28. "Van Marwijk named new Dutch coach". BBC Sport. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  29. "Mourinho makes his mark". UEFA. 6 January 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  30. "Rafael Benitez". ESPN. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  31. "CSKA Moscow wins UEFA Cup final". NBC Sports. 18 May 2005. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  32. Ian Hawkey (24 February 2008). "Juande Ramos and the battle of London". The Times. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  33. "Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 Rangers". BBC Sport. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2008.
  34. "Shakhtar target Champions League success". CNN. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2009.
  35. "Sanchez Flores". ESPN. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  36. "Falcao heads Porto to Europa League glory". UEFA. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  37. "Falcao fires Atlético to Super Cup glory". UEFA. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  38. "Chelsea seal late Europa League win". BBC Sport. 15 May 2013. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  39. "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  40. "Sevilla defeat Dnipro to land record fourth title". UEFA. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  41. McNulty, Phil (18 May 2016). "Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  42. "Manchester United beat Ajax to claim Europa League title". UEFA. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  43. "Griezmann inspires Atlético to Europa League glory". UEFA. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  44. Bevan, Chris (29 May 2019). "Chelsea beat Arsenal 4–1 to win Europa League final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  45. "Sevilla 3–2 Inter: Sevilla win the Europa League!". UEFA. 21 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  46. "Villarreal 1–1 Manchester United (aet, 11–10 pens): Spanish side win Europa League in marathon shoot-out". UEFA. 26 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.