Some managers have been fortunate enough to lift the Champions League more than once, while for others the Champions League trophy has eluded them despite their best efforts to dominate Europe.
For the sake of consistency, all of the managers included having appeared in the Champions League after 1992. It would be dishonest to include coaches who have never even competed in the tournament.
Joachim Löw, the 2010 World Cup-winning coach, has selected many things, but never a starting lineup for a Champions League game. Likewise, Liverpool great Bill Shankly is too far removed from our era to be considered.
5 Top-Class Great Managers Who Have Never Managed To Win The UEFA Champions League
#5 Massimiliano Allegri (Milan, Juventus)
In 2014, when Allegri was hired to lead Juventus, many people scratched their heads. Remember that his tenure at Milan began with a Serie A title in 2011, but ended with the team in 11th place and a disorganized mess due to his leadership. Still, Allegri deepened Juve’s domestic supremacy and transformed the club into a European powerhouse during his first stint in command; however, things changed when he returned in 2021.
In spite of losing important players like Paul Pogba, he guided the Old Lady to two Champions League finals, in 2015 and 2017. Allegri has not been able to remove his name from this list and solidify his position as one of Europe’s top current managers despite the abundance of quality Juve has had in the previous decade.