The following is a list of association football managers who won Ligue 1 (French pronunciation: [liɡ œ̃], the top French professional league in the French football league system, since its establishment in 1932. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with second-tier Ligue 2. The league was inaugurated on 11 September 1932 under the name National before switching to Division 1 in 1933. The name lasted for almost seven decades before it was changed to its current name in 2002. The reigning champions are Monaco, who won their first title in 17 years at the end of the 2016–17 season under the management of Leonardo Jardim.
Albert Batteux (1919–2003) is by far the most successful manager in the history of French club football, having won eight league and three French Cup titles coaching Reims and Saint-Étienne between 1953 and 1970.
Belgian Raymond Goethals won two titles with Marseille, in 1991 and 1992. His third consecutive title with Marseille in 1993 was later rescinded by the French Football Federation due to a match-fixing scandal.
Paul Le Guen won three consecutive titles with Lyon from 2003 to 2005 during the club's period of dominance in the 2000s.
Italy's Carlo Ancelotti won the Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013. It was his third different national championship title, having previously won league titles in Italy and England.
Laurent Blanc won four league titles, with Bordeaux (2009) and Paris Saint-Germain (2014, 2015, 2016).
Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim is the most recent manager who won the Ligue 1, with Monaco in 2017.
A. ^ During World War II, competitive football was suspended by the French government, although football clubs continued playing in regional competitions. During these so-called "war championships", professionalism was abolished by the Vichy regime and clubs were forced to participate in regional leagues, designated Zone Sud (South Zone) and Zone Nord (North Zone). The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) and the French Football Federation (FFF) do not recognise these championships played between 1939 and 1945.
B. ^ The 1992–93 season was originally won by Marseille, under the management of Jean Fernandez (August–November 1992) and Raymond Goethals (November 1992 – June 1993). The title was originally attributed to Goethals' as his third consecutive title with the club. However, in September 1993 the French Football Federation rescinded Marseille's championship title due to a match fixing scandal in which Marseille had allegedly offered bribes to several Valenciennes players so that they would lose their home fixture against Marseille played in May 1993. Although Paris Saint-Germain managed by Artur Jorge had finished the season as runners-up, with four points behind Marseille, the title eventually remained unattributed by the FFF and no winner was ever declared for the 1992–93 season.