Carlo Ancelotti vs Mauricio Pochettino: H2H comparison
Carlo Ancelotti and Mauricio Pochettino are two distinguished managers who have built an incredible reputation in Europe with their managerial expertise and have managed many powerhouses of Europe and guided them to unprecedented laurels.
Napoli and Everton
Tottenham and PSG
Although both the renowned managers never met each other in their managerial career, except this year when PSG drew against Real Madrid in the round of 16.
They will face each other in the Champions League second leg when PSG travels to Real Madrid on Wednesday.
PSG have a 1-0 goal advantage thanks to a goal from Kylian Mbappe, who is likely to become Real Madrid’s subsequent superstar signing after the end of the season.
During his time in Spain with Espanyol, Pochettino never won against Real Madrid, losing seven out of seven.
But surprisingly, with Tottenham, he won and drew once, and recently with PSG, he won 1-0 against Real Madrid. So, after leaving Espanyol, the 50-year-old has won twice and drew once against the Los Blancos out of 10 games.
Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t tasted as much success as Carlo Ancelotti as a manager, and the Argentinian is yet to win a Champions League despite guiding Tottenham to Champions League the final in 2018-19.
However, most of his success has come from PSG, where he won the first two trophies of his career as a manager, Coupe de France: 2020–21 and Trophée des Champions.
Although, the former Tottenham manager has enough years to extend his trophy tally and build a great resume in European football. But most probably, he will be intent on winning the Champions League this season with his star-studded PSG squad.
While on the contrasting side, there is Ancelotti, who has reached the pinnacle of his managerial career, having accumulated every European trophy and league title except La Liga.
If don Carlo wins La Liga this season, he will become the only manager in European football history to have won a title in every top league.
And currently, Real Madrid are eight points clear of second-place Sevilla, and if they maintain this form, then it will take no time for the former Everton boss to accomplish this milestone.
And what’s more astounding is Carlo Ancelotti, one of those few managers who have won three Champions League in his illustrious managerial career.
Even the two most admired managers of Europe, Pep Guardiol and Jose Mourinho, have not won three Champions League in their career, which is quite unbelievable.
This is why Carlo Ancelotti has reached the pinnacle of football with his profound experience in the game. And he will continue to surprise us no matter whichever club he manages.
They have had their fair share in football, but now they will be entirely focused on an upcoming fixture when the favourites of Champions League PSG, who are packed with high-profile players, will continue their quest for the elusive Holy Grail faces 13-times Champions League winner Real Madrid.
And these two finest managers, Carlo Ancelotti and Mauricio Pochettino will go head-to-head for the second time against each other on Wednesday evening when Real Madrid host PSG for the second leg tie of the Round of 16.