List of UEFA Cup and Europa League winning managers

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Giovanni Trapattoni, record three-time winner of the UEFA Cup
Unai Emery, winning manager in 2014, 2015 and 2016

The UEFA Cup was a European association football competition contested from 1972 to 2009. In 2009–10 season its name was changed to UEFA Europa League.

English manager Bill Nicholson led Tottenham Hotspur to victory in the inaugural final of the contest in all-English encounter against Wolverhampton Wanderers. For the first 25 years of the competition, the final was contested over two legs, one at each participating club's stadium, but in 1998, Luigi Simoni led Internazionale to victory over Lazio in the competition's first single-legged final held at a neutral venue, the Parc des Princes in Paris.

Only five managers have won the competition on more than one occasion. Three-time winner Giovanni Trapattoni led Juventus to victory in 1977, Internazionale in 1991, and Juventus once again in 1993. Luis Molowny led Real Madrid to consecutive Cup wins in 1985 and 1986, a feat emulated by fellow Spaniard Juande Ramos who managed Sevilla to victory in both the 2006 and 2007 UEFA Cup Finals. Rafael Benítez won the competition one time as UEFA Cup in 2004 and one time as UEFA Europa League in 2013, and Unai Emery won the three last editions of UEFA Europa League in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Spanish managers have won the title 10 times. Recent finals have been dominated by Spanish managers, with seven wins between 2004 and 2015. Seven managers have won the title in charge of teams from a country other than their own; the most recent of these was Spaniard Rafael Benítez, as manager of English club Chelsea.

By year[edit]

Rafael Benítez, winning manager in 2004 and 2013, also became the second manager to win the cup with two different teams.
Juande Ramos, winning manager in 2006 and 2007
Bobby Robson, winning manager in 1981
Dino Zoff, winning manager in 1990
Franz Beckenbauer, winning manager in 1996
José Mourinho, winning manager in 2003
Mircea Lucescu, winning manager in 2009 the last UEFA Cup format
André Villas-Boas, winning manager in 2011, and the youngest manager ever to win a European competition, at age 33
Diego Simeone, winning manager in 2012


Final Nationality Winning manager Country Club Ref
UEFA Cup
1972  ENG Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson  ENG Tottenham Hotspur [1]
1973  SCO Shankly, BillBill Shankly  ENG Liverpool [2]
1974  NED Coerver, WielWiel Coerver  NED Feyenoord [3]
1975  GER Weisweiler, HennesHennes Weisweiler  GER Borussia Mönchengladbach [4]
1976  ENG Paisley, BobBob Paisley  ENG Liverpool [5]
1977  ITA Trapattoni, GiovanniGiovanni Trapattoni  ITA Juventus [6]
1978  NED Rijvers, KeesKees Rijvers  NED PSV Eindhoven [7]
1979  GER Lattek, UdoUdo Lattek  GER Borussia Mönchengladbach [8]
1980  GER Rausch, FriedelFriedel Rausch  GER Eintracht Frankfurt [9]
1981  ENG Robson, BobbyBobby Robson  ENG Ipswich Town [10]
1982  SWE Eriksson, Sven-GöranSven-Göran Eriksson  SWE IFK Göteborg [11]
1983  BEL Van Himst, PaulPaul Van Himst  BEL Anderlecht [12]
1984  ENG Burkinshaw, KeithKeith Burkinshaw  ENG Tottenham Hotspur [13]
1985  ESP Molowny, LuisLuis Molowny  ESP Real Madrid [14]
1986  ESP Molowny, LuisLuis Molowny  ESP Real Madrid [14]
1987  SWE Bengtsson, GunderGunder Bengtsson  SWE IFK Göteborg [15]
1988  GER Ribbeck, ErichErich Ribbeck  GER Bayer Leverkusen [16]
1989  ITA Bianchi, OttavioOttavio Bianchi  ITA Napoli [17]
1990  ITA Zoff, DinoDino Zoff  ITA Juventus [18]
1991  ITA Trapattoni, GiovanniGiovanni Trapattoni  ITA Internazionale [6]
1992  NED Gaal, Louis vanLouis van Gaal  NED Ajax [19]
1993  ITA Trapattoni, GiovanniGiovanni Trapattoni  ITA Juventus [6]
1994  ITA Marini, GiampieroGiampiero Marini  ITA Internazionale [20]
1995  ITA Scala, NevioNevio Scala  ITA Parma [21]
1996  GER Beckenbauer, FranzFranz Beckenbauer  GER Bayern Munich [22]
1997  NED Stevens, HuubHuub Stevens  GER Schalke 04 [23]
1998  ITA Simoni, LuigiLuigi Simoni  ITA Internazionale [24]
1999  ITA Malesani, AlbertoAlberto Malesani  ITA Parma [25]
2000  TUR Terim, FatihFatih Terim  TUR Galatasaray [26]
2001  FRA Houllier, GérardGérard Houllier  ENG Liverpool [27]
2002  NED Marwijk, Bert vanBert van Marwijk  NED Feyenoord [28]
2003  POR Mourinho, JoséJosé Mourinho  POR Porto [29]
2004  ESP Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez  ESP Valencia [30]
2005  RUS Gazzaev, ValeryValery Gazzaev  RUS CSKA Moscow [31]
2006  ESP Ramos, JuandeJuande Ramos  ESP Sevilla [32]
2007  ESP Ramos, JuandeJuande Ramos  ESP Sevilla [32]
2008  NED Advocaat, DickDick Advocaat  RUS Zenit Saint Petersburg [33]
2009  ROM Lucescu, MirceaMircea Lucescu  UKR Shakhtar Donetsk [34]
Europa League
2010  ESP Sánchez Flores, QuiqueQuique Sánchez Flores  ESP Atlético Madrid [35]
2011  POR Villas-Boas, AndréAndré Villas-Boas  POR Porto [36]
2012  ARG Simeone, DiegoDiego Simeone  ESP Atlético Madrid [37]
2013  ESP Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez  ENG Chelsea [38]
2014  ESP Emery, UnaiUnai Emery  ESP Sevilla [39]
2015  ESP Emery, UnaiUnai Emery  ESP Sevilla [40]
2016  ESP Emery, UnaiUnai Emery  ESP Sevilla [41]

Managers with multiple titles[edit]

Rank Nation Manager Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up Clubs won
1 Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 3 0 1977, 1991, 1993 Internazionale, Juventus
Spain Unai Emery 3 0 2014, 2015, 2016 Sevilla
2 Spain Luis Molowny 2 0 1985, 1986 Real Madrid
Spain Juande Ramos 2 0 2006, 2007 Sevilla
Spain Rafael Benítez 2 0 2004, 2013 Valencia, Chelsea

By nationality[edit]

This table lists the total number of titles won by managers of each nationality.

Nationality Number of
wins
 Spain 10
 Italy 9
 Netherlands 6
 Germany 5
 England 4
 Portugal 2
 Sweden 2
 Argentina 1
 Belgium 1
 France 1
 Romania 1
 Russia 1
 Scotland 1
 Turkey 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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