Pep Guardiola breaks Louis van Gaal’s 100-game record in UEFA matches


Manchester City manager,Pep Guardiola may be out of the Champions League but he has now managed 100 UEFA competition games – and has the best record of any other coach at that landmark, surpassing Louis van Gaal.

Guardiola’s Manchester City were beaten 3-1 by Monaco on Wednesday night, eliminating the Catalan coach from the Champions League before the semi-final stage for the first time in his managerial career.

The loss is only the 16th of his managerial career in Europe with 61 wins and 23 draws.

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The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has won the Champions League on two occasions and reached the semi-finals on a further five occasions. He has also lifted the UEFA Super Cup on three occasions.

Former Manchester United boss Van Gaal won the Champions League in 1994/95 with Ajax, where he also lifted one of his two UEFA Super Cups and the UEFA Cup.

Current Newcastle coach Rafa Benitez, who won the Champions League with Liverpool, Europa League with Chelsea and also counts the UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup among his trophy collection, now has the third-best record.

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Managers’ records after 100 UEFA competition matches

Manager Won Drawn Lost
Pep Guardiola 61 23 16
Louis van Gaal 61 22 17
Rafa Benitez 60 22 18
Jupp Heynckes 58 20 22
Valeriy Lobanovskiy 56 23 21
Giovanni Trapattoni 56 22 22
Fabio Capello 54 27 19
Sven-Goran Eriksson 54 26 20
Jose Mourinho 54 25 21
Carlo Ancelotti 51 27 22
Ernst Happel 54 18 28
Sir Alex Ferguson 49 32 19
Manuel Pellegrini 48 32 20
Jorge Jesus 51 22 27
Otto Rehhagel 52 19 29
Bobby Robson 50 25 25
Ottmar Hitzfeld 50 24 26
Dick Advocaat 48 29 23
Luciano Spalletti 51 19 30
Unai Emery 47
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