Real Madrid ended La Liga with a 4-0 victory over Espanyol on Saturday, ensuring that Carlo Ancelotti became the first coach in history to win all five major European titles.
Although the Italian coach failed to win the league title during his first spell at the Santiago Bernabeu, he led them to a national victory in his first season after returning to charge.
After failing to win the Serie A at his home in Italy throughout his formative years as a manager with Reggiana, Parma and Juventus, Ancelotti eventually won the championship with Milan in 2004 with 82 points from 34 matches.
Ancelotti left Milan in 2009 after winning his only league title and joined Chelsea the following summer. The Blues won the Premier League in its first season, becoming the first Premier League team since Tottenham in 1962/63 to reach the century mark.
While Ancelotti A famous figure at Chelsea, he was sacked at the end of his second season after a poor campaign that did not live up to the club’s expectations.
Thereafter, he took a six-month break before taking charge of PSG, and while he was unable to salvage their faltering pursuits for the 2011/12 championship, he led them to Serie A gold the following year, just before Real Madrid made their first approach.
Ancelotti became the coach who eventually won Real Madrid’s 10th Champions League – dubbed ‘La Decima’ – despite being defeated in La Liga that season by Atletico Madrid and later Barcelona, before leaving Spain in 2015.
After a year away from football, Ancelotti joined Bayern Munich in 2016 and won the Bundesliga title in his only full season in Bavaria.
After failed spells with Napoli and Everton, Ancelotti was called up to the Bernabeu to succeed former assistant coach and player Zinedine Zidane, and he has now won his first domestic title in five years, cementing his legacy as the first coach to complete the elite group of European football. League titles.