4 Managers Who Have Played UCL Semis With at Least 3 Teams After Tuchel Helped Bayern Beat Arsenal

4 Managers Who Have Played UCL Semis With at Least 3 Teams After Tuchel Helped Bayern Beat Arsenal

Elijah Odetokun
April 18, 2024 at 10:51 AM
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  • Bayern Munich eliminated Arsenal 3-2 on aggregate in the quarter-final
  • The Bavarians won 1-0 at the Allianz Arena after a 2-2 draw in England
  • Thomas Tuchel joins an elite list of coaches after reaching the semi-final

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Bayern Munich proved their European pedigree to Arsenal by beating them 1-0 at the Allianz Arena to progress to the semi-final with a 3-2 aggregate scoreline.

It was Thomas Tuchel's third team reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, joining an elite list of four managers who have achieved this feat and the first German to do so.

Thomas Tuchel, Bayern Munich, Allianz Arena, UEFA Champions League, Arsenal.
Thomas Tuchel celebrates with his coaching staff after Bayern Munich beat Arsenal to reach the UEFA Champions League semi-final. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein.
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Sports Brief looks at the four coaches who helped three different teams reach the UCL semi-final via Coaches Voice.

Managers with 3 teams in UCL semis

1. Thomas Tuchel

Tuchel led the Bavarian giants to the semi-final after beating Arsenal. It was his third team in that stage of the competition. He led Paris Saint-Germain to two semi-finals, reaching the final once and losing to Bayern. The following season, he won his first with Chelsea after beating Man City in the final.

2. Jose Mourinho

The Special One has played in the Champions League semi-finals with four different teams—FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid—having featured in the last four nine times. He has won the competition twice with Porto and Inter. He has not featured since 2020 and has not played in the semis since 2014.

3. Pep Guardiola

Per Transfermarkt, in Guardiola's first seven seasons in the competition, he reached the semi-final in all – four with Barcelona and three with Bayern Munich, winning it twice in Spain. He featured in his first semis with Man City in 2021 and progressed to the final, which he lost to Tuchel's Chelsea. He won his third trophy last season.

4. Carlo Ancelotti

The Champions League’s most successful manager has reached the semi-final with four teams – Juventus, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid. He has won the competition four times with Milan and Madrid and could win his fifth this season.

Teams with the most quarter-final appearances

Sports Brief previously analysed six teams with most UCL quarter-final appearances after the last eight teams were confirmed for the 2023/24 season.

European giants Bayern Munich lead the way with the most appearances in the quarters 22 times, while Spanish clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid have 19 each.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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