The legendary former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson once asked his team members to closely listen to the furious Liverpool dressing room conversation after they beat their opponent at Anfield in 1997. Former Manchester United star Ronny Johnsen recalled the incident by stating that Manchester United and Liverpool were both contesting for the title, but because of Ferguson, Manchester United was able to win the match. Manchester United smashed Liverpool’s hopes of claiming the Premier League trophy when they won the match with 3-1. If Manchester United had lost the match that night, Liverpool would have gone up to the top of the leaderboard with only three matches remaining.
After the end of the match, Sir Alex asked his players to pay attention to what Liverpool manager Roy Evans was saying in the team’s dressing room. According to Roy Evans, he enjoyed eavesdropping on the conversation. Now with 27 wins in the Knockouts in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola is a rank above Sir Alex Ferguson in Knockout stages and the manager with most Knockout wins. Before the match, Pep Guardiola was tied on 27 wins with Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho, and Sir Alex Ferguson.
With Manchester City’s win over Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola rose to the top of the ranking. Since Ferguson has retired and Carlo Ancelotti’s team Everton not playing in the league, Guardiola got the advantage to take the lead. Still, the former Manchester United manager Sir Alex boasts the most number of matches coached and managed in the Champions League which is 190 and the most number of wins in the history of Champions League and European cup which are 114. Guardiola is still the youngest manager to win the European Champions Club’s Cup at the age of 38 years. Carlo Ancelotti is now level with Zinedine Zidane and Bob Paisley, with three wins.