Guardiola at 100 matches: where does he rank?

Josep Guardiola will bring up a century of UEFA club competition games as a coach when Manchester City visit Monaco; looks how his record compares.

Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola ©Getty Images

Manchester City's second leg at Monaco will mark a milestone for their manager, with Josep Guardiola celebrating his 100th match in charge in UEFA club competition – and the Spaniard is set to become the most successful coach at this stage of his career.

Guardiola is in charge of his third club, having spent four seasons with Barcelona and three at Bayern München before joining City in the summer. He has already racked up 61 wins and 23 draws in his first 99 games, which do not include the quarter-final decider against Bayern in 2008/09, when Tito Vilanova took over while his boss served a one-match touchline ban.

Regardless of the result in Monaco on Wednesday, Guardiola will go to the top of the list, ahead of current best performer Louis van Gaal (W61 D22 L17 in his first 100 games). But how does his record stack up against all the other coaches who have taken charge of a century of European matches after 100 games? has the answers.

Louis van Gaal had the previous best record after 100 games
Louis van Gaal had the previous best record after 100 games©Getty Images
Sir Alex Ferguson with the UEFA Champions League trophy in 1999
Sir Alex Ferguson with the UEFA Champions League trophy in 1999©Getty Images

Coaches' records in UEFA club competition after 100 games
Louis van Gaal W61 D22 L17
Rafael Benítez W60 D22 L18
Jupp Heynckes W58 D20 L22
Valeriy Lobanovskiy W56 D23 L21
Giovanni Trapattoni W56 D22 L22
Fabio Capello W54 D27 L19
Sven-Göran Eriksson W54 D26 L20
José Mourinho W54 D25 L21
Carlo Ancelotti W51 D27 L22
Ernst Happel W54 D18 L28
Sir Alex Ferguson W49 D32 L19
Manuel Pellegrini W48 D32 L20
Jorge Jesus W51 D22 L27
Otto Rehhagel W52 D19 L29
Bobby Robson W50 D25 L25
Ottmar Hitzfeld W50 D24 L26
Dick Advocaat W48 D29 L23
Luciano Spalletti W51 D19 L30
Unai Emery W47 D29 L24
Roberto Mancini W47 D27 L26
Oleg Romantsev W46 D23 L31
Guy Roux W46 D23 L31
Thomas Schaaf W44 D24 L32
Christian Gross W44 D23 L33
Guus Hiddink W43 D26 L31
Arsène Wenger W42 D29 L29
Mircea Lucescu W42 D25 L33
Yuri Semin W39 D23 L38


Josep Guardiola W61 D23 L15

Guardiola's Champions League journey
Guardiola's Champions League journey