List of Copa Libertadores winning managers
This is a list of Copa Libertadores winning football managers. Uruguayan manager Roberto Scarone led Peñarol to success in the inaugural Copa Libertadores finals in 1960 and repeated the feat the following season. Argentine clubs and managers dominated the competition in the late 1960s and 1970s, winning 12 out of 15 tournaments from 1964 to 1978. In the 1990s Brazilian clubs and managers dominated the competition with six wins from 1992 to 1999, after which the second period of Argentine dominance began, with seven wins in the period from 2000 to 2009.
As of the most recent 2014 finals, Argentine managers have been the most successful, winning 25 out of 55 tournaments held, followed by Brazilians with 17 wins and Uruguayans with 10 titles. On only five occasions the tournament was won by foreign managers: Croatian coach Mirko Jozić led Chilean side Colo-Colo to victory in 1991, Argentine Edgardo Bauza won the tournament with Ecuadorian club LDU Quito, and all three wins by Paraguayan side Olimpia came under foreign managers - Uruguayan Luis Cubilla led them to victory in 1979 and 1990, and Argentine Nery Pumpido in 2000. Jozić is also the only manager from outside South America to have won the competition.
The most successful individual manager is Argentine Carlos Bianchi who won the tournament on four occasions, leading Vélez Sársfield to success in 1994, and then again Boca Juniors in 2000, 2001 and 2003. He is followed by fellow Argentine Osvaldo Zubeldía with three consecutive wins in 1968, 1969 and 1970 (all with Estudiantes), while ten other managers won the tournament twice.
Along with Carlos Bianchi, only three other managers have won the title with more than one club: Brazilians Paulo Autuori (with Cruzeiro in 1997 and São Paulo in 2005), Luiz Felipe Scolari (with Grêmio in 1995 and Palmeiras in 1999), and Argentine Edgardo Bauza (with LDU Quito in 2008 and San Lorenzo in 2014).
Managers with multiple titles
|Rank||Nation||Manager||Won||Runner-up||Years won||Years runner-up||Clubs won|
|1||Carlos Bianchi||4||1||1994, 2000, 2001, 2003||2004||Vélez Sarsfield, Boca Juniors|
|2||Osvaldo Zubeldía||3||—||1968, 1969, 1970||—||Estudiantes|
|3||Luis Cubilla||2||2||1979, 1990||1989, 1991||Olimpia|
|4||Roberto Scarone||2||1||1960, 1961||1972||Peñarol|
|Juan Carlos Lorenzo||2||1||1977, 1978||1979||Boca Juniors|
|Telê Santana||2||1||1992, 1993||1994||São Paulo|
|Luiz Felipe Scolari||2||1||1995, 1999||2000||Grêmio, Palmeiras|
|Manuel Giúdice||2||—||1964, 1965||—||Independiente|
|Pedro Dellacha||2||—||1972, 1975||—||Independiente|
|Paulo Autuori||2||—||1997, 2005||—||Cruzeiro, São Paulo|
|Edgardo Bauza||2||—||2008, 2014||—||LDU Quito, San Lorenzo|
|Bold||=||Still active as manager|
This table lists the total number of titles won by managers of each nationality.
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