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The 10 Bosses Who've Been In Charge Of Most UEFA Competition Matches

10 Bosses Who Have Managed The Most UEFA Competition Matches

By Keegan Kruger - May 03, 2018 12:41 PM @KeeganKruger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will take charge of his 250th game in UEFA competition against Atletico Madrid on Thursday night but where does he rank on the all-time list? Here are 10 managers who have coached the most matches in UEFA sanctioned tournaments.

Click through the gallery above to see which 10 managers have made the most appearances in UEFA competition.

The UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg tie could be the Frenchman's final European game in charge of the north London club, after confirming he will be leaving the Gunners at the end of the season.

Leading the pack, according to, is former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson with 269 appearances. The Scotsman racked up 210 of those in the UEFA Champions League, and the rest came in the Europa League, European Cup Winners Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the European/South American Cup.

Second on the list is 68-year-old, Wenger, with his current tally of 249 games. The Frenchman is the only manager in the list who has not won a major European Trophy in his career but still has the opportunity to do so this season.  

Former Romanian international Mircea Lucescu finds himself in third place with 222 matches to his name. The 72-year-old has coached clubs such as Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk, Galatasaray, Zenit Saint Petersburg and Besiktas.

Jose Mourinho, Jupp Heynckes and Carlo Ancelotti are also in the top 10, and you can find the complete list in our gallery above.

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Note: UEFA club competitions are defined as UEFA Champions League/European Cup (UCL), UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup (UEL), UEFA Super Cup (SCUP), European Cup Winners' Cup (ECWC), UEFA Intertoto Cup (UIC), European/South American Cup (EUSA)

What is your take on the all-time list at the moment? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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