Mourinho reaches his 100th win in Europe

Suffering more than necessary but José Mourinho reached the round figure of 100 victories in Europe. Tottenham's narrow victory in the Europa League preview against the Bulgarian club Lokomotiv Plovdiv was more than a victory for the iconic Portuguese coach, as it was adding another notch to his long coaching career.

Mourinho has achieved 100 victories in European competitions, spread over 80 victories in the Champions League, 10 in the Europa League, 8 in the UEFA Cup and two in the Europa League preview (the last two achieved with the set spur) in their 185 directed meetings.

100 victories that could already have come before since Mourinho has a mole on his resume. He has played three finals of the European Super Cup and has not managed to win any. Its total balance is in Europe: 100 wins; 42 draws and 43 defeats. It is with Chelsea that he has the most wins (30); by 23 with Real Madrid; 18 with Manchester United; 16 with Porto; 10 at Inter and 3 with Tottenham.

In addition, he has won four European titles: two UEFA Cups with Porto (2003) and Manchenter United (2017); and two Champions, Porto (2004) and Inter de Milan (2010).

Ferguson is still the best

Mourinho's feat is considerable but he still has great coaches ahead. Sir Alex Ferguson reaped 141 victories in Europe in his long career as a club coach. Like Carlo Ancelotti, who holds a record of 119 wins; Jupp Heynckes added 109 and Giovanni Trapattoni, 105.

Among the Spanish coaches, stands out Rafa Benítez with 101 games won or Pep Guardiola, who has 87 victories in 136 games. They follow them, Unai emery with 73 wins or Ernesto Valverde with 65 games won.

Zinedine Zidane only has 36 wins; still very far from Cholo Simeone's 75.