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Jose Mourinho and Manchester United join the exclusive lists

José Mourinho has matched Sir Alex Ferguson, and Manchester United have joined an exclusive list while England are closing on Italy in the all-time rankings.

Mourinho makes history

  • This is José Mourinho’s fourth major UEFA club knockout competition win, earning him a share of second spot in the all-time coaching standings.
  • Mourinho is the first coach to win both the European Cup/UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League on multiple occasions.
  • Mourinho is only the third coach to win more than one major UEFA club competition twice apiece after Nereo Rocco and Sir Alex Ferguson.
  • Mourinho is the third coach to win the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League with two clubs: Giovanni Trapattoni (Internazionale 1977, Juventus 1991, 1993) and Rafael Benítez (Valencia 2004, Chelsea 2013).
  • At 54 years and 118 days old, Mourinho is the oldest coach to lift the trophy under the UEFA Europa League format. Benítez won it aged 53 years and 21 days with Chelsea in 2013.

United join elite

  • United become the fifth team to win all three of UEFA’s major club competitions after Ajax, Bayern München, Chelsea and Juventus.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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