4 Managers Who Led Teams to Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup: Klopp, Guardiola Share Feat

4 Managers Who Led Teams to Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup: Klopp, Guardiola Share Feat

Joel Reyes
updated at May 21, 2024 at 6:21 AM
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  • Four managers have led teams to the Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup titles in England
  • Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, was the first to accomplish that historic feat
  • Legendary managers Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, and Jurgen Klopp joined that exclusive list

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Jurgen Klopp leaves Liverpool FC a legend.

He restored a damaged club to its former glory, leading the Reds back to the top of England's domestic tournaments.

Sports Brief looks at the managers who won the Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup in their careers as Klopp heads out of Anfield.

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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola on the touchline during their Carabao Cup showdown in 2022. Image: Isaac Parkin.
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Managers with EPL, FA Cup, League Cup trophies

1. Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)

Manchester United legend, Sir Alex Ferguson, was the first manager to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and the League Cup.

He helped the Red Devils win 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and four League Cups in his illustrious managerial career.

His first domestic success in England came in the 1989-90 season when he won the FA Cup.

Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 in the replay of the final thanks to a Lee Martin goal to help extend Ferguson's reign at Old Trafford.

Ferguson won England's other domestic tournament in the 1991-92 campaign, lifting the League Cup that season. The Red Devils beat Nottingham Forest in the final, with Brian McClair scoring the match-winner.

The Scot completed the domestic treble in the 1992-93 campaign when he helped United win the inaugural season of the Premier League.

The Red Devils captured the championship after finishing the tournament with 84 points, 10 ahead of second-placed Aston Villa. The club celebrated in style as they won their first title in the English top flight in 26 years, per The New York Times.

2. Jose Mourinho (Chelsea)

Chelsea legend, Jose Mourinho, was the second manager to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and the League Cup.

He helped the Blues win three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, and three League Cups during his time with the club.

The Portuguese icon joined Chelsea in 2004 after leading Porto to the Champions League title and made an immediate impact with the London side.

He led the Blues to a domestic double in the 2004-05 campaign, winning the Premier League and the League Cup in his first season as Chelsea manager.

The Special One added the FA Cup to his collection in the 2006-07 season after Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the final. Didier Drogba was the hero for the Blues, scoring the match-winner in the 116th minute.

3. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, was the third manager to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and the League Cup.

He helped the Citizens win six Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and four League Cups in his illustrious managerial career.

The Spaniard first made his mark in England in the 2017-18 season when he led City to a domestic double. City won the Premier League in style that year, finishing the campaign with 100 points.

They also won the League Cup that season, beating Arsenal 3-0 in the final. Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, and David Silva scored the goals for City in that cup final.

Guardiola added the FA Cup to his collection in the 2018-19 season after City crushed Watford 6-0 in the final, per The Guardian.

4. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)

Jurgen Klopp was the last manager to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and the League Cup.

He helped the Reds win one Premier League title, one FA Cup, and two League Cups before leaving the club this year.

Klopp will forever be a legend in Liverpool fans' eyes, having led the club to its first-ever Premier League trophy in 2020.

The Reds were exceptional in the 2019-20 season, recording 32 wins, three draws, and three losses to finish with 99 points.

The German tactician joined the exclusive list in the 2021-22 season when he won the domestic cup double for Liverpool.

The Reds defeated Chelsea in a dramatic penalty shootout in the EFL Cup final, with all 22 players taking spot kicks.

Liverpool inflicted more pain on the Blues in the FA Cup final, beating them once again in a shootout after the match went goalless in regulation and extra time.

Man City's 6-time Premier League champs

Sports Brief also previously reported on the Man City players who are six-time champions in the Premier League.

Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Kyle Walker, and John Stones have joined an exclusive list.

City beat West Ham United on Sunday to claim the EPL title, with Foden scoring a brace in the crucial 3-1 victory.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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