List of A.C. Milan managers


Associazione Calcio Milan are an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy, who currently play in Serie A. This chronological list comprises all those who have held the position of manager or technical director (i.e. a manager who has exceeded the age limit, currently set at 65, and is only allowed to manage a professional club if joined by a qualified manager)[1] of the first team of Milan since their foundation in 1899. Each manager's entry includes the seasons he spent at the club, the team's overall competitive record (in terms of matches won, drawn and lost) and honours won during his tenure. Caretaker managers are included, as well as those who have been in permanent charge.

Carlo Ancelotti managed Milan for eight straight seasons from 2001 to 2009.

The most successful person to manage Milan is Nereo Rocco, who won two Serie A titles, three Coppa Italia, two European Cups, two Cup Winners' Cups and one Intercontinental Cup during his tenures as head coach and technical director. Rocco has also been Milan's longest-serving manager, managing the club for 459 matches (323 as head coach and 136 as technical director) in five different spells between 1961 and 1977. Milan's longest-serving manager over a single time-span is, instead, Carlo Ancelotti, whose tenure lasted seven years and 236 days, from 6 November 2001 to 30 June 2009.

List of managers


Statistics correct as of match played 21 April 2021. Only competitive matches are counted.

Manager Season P W D L GF GA Win%[nb 1] Honours Notes
Herbert Kilpin[nb 2] 1899–1900 1 0 0 1 0 3 000.00
1900–01 3 3 0 0 8 2 100.00 League title
1901–02 1 0 0 1 0 2 000.00
1902–03 1 0 0 1 0 2 000.00
1903–04 3 1 1 1 2 4 033.33
1904–05 2 0 1 1 9 10 000.00
1905–06 8 5 2 1 14 8 062.50 League title
Total 19 9 4 6 33 31 047.37
Daniele Angeloni 1906–07 6 4 2 0 17 3 066.67 League title
Giannino Camperio 1907–08[nb 3] 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
1908–09 2 1 0 1 4 5 050.00
1909–10 16 6 1 9 23 36 037.50
1910–11 16 10 2 4 44 19 062.50
Total 34 17 3 14 71 60 050.00
Technical committee 1911–12 18 14 3 1 60 10 077.78
1912–13 18 13 2 3 46 14 072.22
1913–14 18 11 4 3 58 19 061.11
1914–15 21 13 5 3 65 18 061.90
Total 75 51 14 10 229 61 068.00
Guido Moda[nb 4] 1915–16 12 9 1 2 22 9 075.00 All wartime games
Aldo Cevenini[nb 2][nb 4] 1916–17 12 10 1 1 45 12 083.33 All wartime games
1917–18 13 11 0 2 35 11 084.62 All wartime games
Total 25 21 1 3 80 23 084.00
Technical committee 1918–19 10 6 2 2 28 17 060.00 All wartime games
Guido Moda 1919–20 20 14 1 5 56 24 070.00
1920–21 22 8 4 10 43 34 036.36
Total 42 22 5 15 99 58 052.38
Cesare Lovati[nb 2][nb 4] 1921–22 22 7 4 11 29 36 031.82
Francesco Soldera[nb 2][nb 4] 1922 5 1 2 2 5 14 020.00 Until November 1922
Ferdi Oppenheim 1922–23 17 7 8 2 27 14 041.18 Appointed in November 1922
1923–24 22 7 5 10 38 44 031.82
Total 39 14 13 12 65 58 035.90
Vittorio Pozzo 1924–25 24 10 1 13 45 51 041.67
1925–26 9 3 0 6 15 24 033.33 Sacked on 29 January 1926
Total 33 13 1 19 60 75 039.39
Guido Moda[nb 4] 1926 13 7 2 4 28 15 053.85 Appointed on 30 January 1926
Herbert Burgess 1926–27 30 15 4 11 63 53 050.00
1927–28 34 15 10 9 56 47 044.12
Total 64 30 14 20 119 100 046.88
Engelbert König 1928–29 32 18 8 6 80 37 056.25
1929–30 34 11 10 13 52 48 032.35
1930–31 34 12 7 15 48 53 035.29
Total 100 41 25 34 180 138 041.00
József Bánás 1931–32 34 15 9 10 57 40 044.12
1932–33 34 11 10 13 57 62 032.35
Total 68 26 19 23 114 102 038.24
József Violak 1933–34 34 12 9 13 50 49 035.29
Adolfo Baloncieri 1934–35 30 8 11 11 36 38 026.67
1935–36 34 13 8 13 49 45 038.24
1936 10 3 4 3 9 9 030.00 Sacked on 5 December 1936
Total 74 24 23 27 94 92 032.43
William Garbutt 1936–37 26 13 8 5 43 26 050.00 Appointed on 6 December 1936
Hermann Felsner[nb 5]
József Bánás
1937–38 38 17 14 7 57 36 044.74
1938 4 0 1 3 1 4 000.00 Felsner sacked in October 1938
Total 42 17 15 10 58 40 040.48
József Bánás 1938–39 17 6 4 7 26 21 035.29
József Violak[nb 5]
József Bánás
1939 13 7 3 3 19 14 053.85 Violak appointed in March 1939
1939–40 24 8 6 10 37 31 033.33 Violak sacked on 18 March 1940
Total 37 15 9 13 56 45 040.54
József Bánás 1939–40 9 3 3 3 12 13 033.33
Antonio Busini[nb 5]
Guido Ara
1940–41 32 13 10 9 60 37 040.63
Mario Magnozzi 1941–42 36 14 8 14 71 62 038.89
1942–43 33 12 9 12 47 54 036.36
Total 69 26 17 26 118 116 037.68
Giuseppe Santagostino 1943–44 14 5 3 6 18 16 035.71 All wartime games
1944–45 20 6 6 8 29 36 030.00 All wartime games
Total 34 11 9 14 47 52 032.35
Antonio Busini[nb 5]
Adolfo Baloncieri
1945–46 42 20 9 13 66 54 047.62
Antonio Busini[nb 5]
Giuseppe Bigogno
1946–47 38 19 12 7 75 52 050.00
Giuseppe Bigogno 1947–48 40 21 7 12 76 48 052.50
Antonio Busini[nb 5]
Giuseppe Bigogno
1948–49 38 21 8 9 83 52 055.26
Antonio Busini[nb 5]
Lajos Czeizler
1949–50 38 27 3 8 118 45 071.05
1950–51 40 28 8 4 116 40 070.00 Serie A title
Latin Cup
1951–52 38 20 13 5 87 41 052.63
Total 116 75 24 17 321 126 064.66
Antonio Busini[nb 5]
Mario Sperone
1952–53 34 17 9 8 64 34 050.00 Until May 1953
Antonio Busini[nb 5]
Gunnar Gren[nb 2][nb 4]
1953 2 1 0 1 4 6 050.00 Gren appointed in June 1953
Antonio Busini[nb 5]
Arrigo Morselli
1953 9 4 3 2 18 11 044.44 Sacked on 10 November 1953
Béla Guttmann 1953–54 25 13 7 5 48 28 052.00 Appointed on 11 November 1953
1954–55 19 12 4 3 45 21 063.16 Sacked on 14 February 1955
Total 44 25 11 8 93 49 056.82
Ettore Puricelli 1955 17 8 6 3 41 18 047.06 Serie A title Appointed on 15 February 1955
1955–56 42 21 10 11 96 64 050.00 Latin Cup
Total 59 29 16 14 137 82 049.15
Giuseppe Viani 1956–57 36 22 6 8 70 48 061.11 Serie A title
1957–58 44 15 15 14 89 63 034.09
Total 80 37 21 22 159 111 046.25
Giuseppe Viani[nb 5]
Luigi Bonizzoni
1958 6 5 1 0 18 5 083.33 Bonizzoni appointed in June 1958
1958–59 39 21 13 5 99 44 053.85 Serie A title
1959–60 42 21 11 10 74 51 050.00
Total 87 47 25 15 191 100 054.02
Giuseppe Viani[nb 5]
Paolo Todeschini
1960–61 36 19 9 8 71 44 052.78 Until June 1961
Giuseppe Viani[nb 5]
Nereo Rocco
1961 2 0 1 1 0 2 000.00 Rocco appointed in June 1961
1961–62 43 28 7 8 103 49 065.12 Serie A title
1962–63 49 26 13 10 97 39 053.06 European Cup
Total 94 54 21 19 200 90 057.45
Giuseppe Viani[nb 5]
Luis Carniglia
1963–64 30 16 8 6 55 33 053.33 Carniglia sacked on 2 March 1964
Giuseppe Viani[nb 5]
Nils Liedholm
1964 12 8 2 2 18 10 066.67 Liedholm appointed on 3 March 1964
1964–65 37 22 9 6 54 27 059.46
Total 49 30 11 8 72 37 061.22
Nils Liedholm 1965–66 33 15 10 8 44 33 045.45 Resigned in March 1966 due to illness
Giovanni Cattozzo[nb 4] 1966 11 2 4 5 10 12 018.18 Appointed in March 1966
Arturo Silvestri 1966–67 42 17 16 9 53 39 040.48 Coppa Italia Until June 1967
Nereo Rocco 1967 5 1 2 2 3 3 020.00 Appointed in June 1967
1967–68 50 26 21 3 86 40 052.00 Serie A title
Cup Winners' Cup
1968–69 42 20 15 7 49 19 047.62 European Cup
1969–70 39 18 12 9 57 31 046.15 Intercontinental Cup
1970–71 42 23 14 5 77 36 054.76
1971–72 51 29 15 7 71 31 056.86 Coppa Italia
Total 229 117 79 33 343 160 051.09
Nereo Rocco[nb 5]
Cesare Maldini
1972–73 46 30 11 5 89 39 065.22 Coppa Italia
Cup Winners' Cup
Nereo Rocco[nb 5] 1973–74 12 5 5 2 18 13 041.67
Nereo Rocco[nb 5]
Cesare Maldini
1973–74 14 8 0 6 15 17 057.14 Maldini appointed in December 1973
Rocco resigned in February 1974
Cesare Maldini 1974 11 4 2 5 18 20 036.36 Sacked in April 1974
Giovanni Trapattoni 1974 10 2 4 4 5 7 020.00 Appointed in April 1974
Gustavo Giagnoni 1974–75 41 18 15 8 54 30 043.90
1975 6 4 2 0 8 2 066.67 Sacked in October 1975
Total 47 22 17 8 62 32 046.81
Nereo Rocco[nb 5]
Giovanni Trapattoni
1975–76 37 19 9 9 53 33 051.35 Appointed in October 1975
Trapattoni resigned in May 1976
Nereo Rocco[nb 5]
Paolo Barison
1976 5 1 2 2 7 8 020.00 Barison appointed in June 1976
Giuseppe Marchioro 1976–77 25 7 12 6 30 29 028.00 Sacked in February 1977
Nereo Rocco[nb 5] 1977 22 10 8 4 36 19 045.45 Coppa Italia Appointed in February 1977
Nils Liedholm 1977–78 38 16 15 7 51 33 042.11
1978–79 40 21 13 6 62 33 052.50 Serie A title
Total 78 37 28 13 113 66 047.44
Massimo Giacomini 1979–80 38 17 11 10 43 29 044.74
1980–81 41 19 15 7 51 31 046.34 Resigned in June 1981
Total 79 36 26 17 94 60 045.57
Italo Galbiati[nb 4] 1981 1 0 0 1 0 1 000.00 Serie B title[nb 6] Appointed in June 1981
Luigi Radice 1981–82 23 6 8 9 18 20 026.09 Sacked in January 1982
Italo Galbiati[nb 4][nb 7] 1982 17 7 4 6 21 19 041.18 Mitropa Cup Appointed in January 1982
Ilario Castagner 1982–83 47 24 19 4 96 50 051.06 Serie B title
1983–84 31 12 13 6 42 36 038.71 Sacked in March 1984
Total 78 36 32 10 138 86 046.15
Italo Galbiati[nb 4] 1984 8 3 2 3 8 10 037.50 Appointed in March 1984
Nils Liedholm 1984–85 43 17 18 8 45 35 039.53
1985–86 46 15 15 16 45 44 032.61
1986–87 31 14 8 9 31 21 045.16 Sacked on 5 April 1987
Total 120 46 41 33 121 100 038.33
Fabio Capello[nb 4] 1987 7 3 3 1 7 3 042.86 Appointed on 6 April 1987
Arrigo Sacchi 1987–88 41 22 14 5 59 22 053.66 Serie A title
1988–89 52 27 20 5 98 37 051.92 European Cup
Supercoppa Italiana
1989–90 54 33 11 10 82 34 061.11 European Cup
European Super Cup
Intercontinental Cup
1990–91 49 24 17 8 62 28 048.98 European Super Cup
Intercontinental Cup
Total 196 106 62 28 301 121 054.08
Fabio Capello 1991–92 42 25 16 1 84 27 059.52 Serie A title
1992–93 54 34 16 4 107 39 062.96 Serie A title
Supercoppa Italiana
1993–94 54 29 19 6 66 25 053.70 Serie A title
Champions League
Supercoppa Italiana
1994–95 53 25 13 15 70 46 047.17 European Super Cup
Supercoppa Italiana
1995–96 46 29 13 4 83 32 063.04 Serie A title
Total 249 142 77 30 410 169 057.03
Óscar Tabárez[nb 5]
Giorgio Morini
1996–97 22 8 7 7 36 27 036.36 Sacked on 2 December 1996
Arrigo Sacchi 1996–97 24 7 7 10 27 33 029.17 Appointed on 3 December 1996
Fabio Capello 1997–98 44 16 14 14 53 52 036.36
Alberto Zaccheroni 1998–99 38 21 11 6 64 40 055.26 Serie A title
1999–2000 45 18 17 10 80 56 040.00
2000–01 42 15 16 11 68 59 035.71 Sacked on 14 March 2001
Total 125 54 44 27 212 155 043.20
Cesare Maldini[nb 5]
Mauro Tassotti
2001 12 5 4 3 22 11 041.67 Appointed on 15 March 2001
Fatih Terim[nb 5]
Antonio Di Gennaro
2001 13 8 3 2 27 12 061.54 Sacked on 5 November 2001
Carlo Ancelotti 2001–02 39 17 13 9 49 35 043.59 Appointed on 6 November 2001
2002–03 61 32 15 14 97 54 052.46 Coppa Italia
Champions League
2003–04 53 35 11 7 87 43 066.04 Serie A title
UEFA Super Cup
2004–05 56 36 12 8 97 44 064.29 Supercoppa Italiana
2005–06 54 36 9 9 113 48 066.67
2006–07 59 31 16 12 91 56 052.54 Champions League
2007–08 51 25 13 13 88 51 049.02 UEFA Super Cup
Club World Cup
2008–09 47 26 12 9 86 46 055.32
Total 420 238 101 81 708 377 056.67
Leonardo 2009–10 48 23 13 12 72 55 047.92
Massimiliano Allegri 2010–11 50 28 14 8 80 37 056.00 Serie A title
2011–12 53 30 13 10 100 53 056.60 Supercoppa Italiana
2012–13 48 25 11 12 80 51 052.08
2013–14 27 8 11 8 43 36 029.63 Sacked on 13 January 2014[2]
Total 178 91 49 38 303 177 051.12
Mauro Tassotti[nb 4] 2014 1 1 0 0 3 1 100.00 Appointed on 13 January 2014[2]
Until 16 January 2014
Clarence Seedorf 2014 22 11 2 9 28 26 050.00 Appointed on 16 January 2014[3]
Filippo Inzaghi 2014–15 40 14 13 13 58 52 035.00
Siniša Mihajlović 2015–16 38 19 10 9 57 37 050.00 Sacked on 12 April 2016[4]
Cristian Brocchi 2016 7 2 2 3 7 9 028.57 Appointed on 12 April 2016[4]
Vincenzo Montella 2016–17 41 19 10 12 61 48 046.34 Supercoppa Italiana
2017 23 13 4 6 42 22 056.52 Sacked on 27 November 2017[5]
Total 64 32 14 18 103 70 050.00
Gennaro Gattuso 2017–18 34 16 10 8 46 35 047.06 Appointed on 27 November 2017[5]
2018–19 49 24 13 12 71 47 048.98
Total 83 40 23 20 117 82 048.19
Marco Giampaolo 2019 7 3 0 4 6 9 042.86 Sacked on 8 October 2019[6]
Stefano Pioli 2019–20 35 18 11 6 65 40 051.43 Appointed on 9 October 2019[7]
2020–21 47 26 12 9 84 56 055.32
Total 81 43 23 15 146 95 053.09

Trophies

# Name SA CI SCI UCL CWC EL USC FCWC
IC
Total
1 Nereo Rocco23-22--110
2 Fabio Capello4-31--1-9
3 Arrigo Sacchi1-12--228
Carlo Ancelotti1112--218
5 Herbert Kilpin2-------2
Giuseppe Viani2-------2
Massimiliano Allegri1-1-----2
8 Alberto Zaccheroni1-------1
Nils Liedholm1-------1
Ettore Puricelli1-------1
Antonio Busini1-------1
Daniele Angeloni1-------1
Arturo Silvestri-1------1
Vincenzo Montella--1-----1

Notes


  1. Win% is rounded to two decimal places.
  2. Serving as player-manager.
  3. In the 1907–08 season, Milan and other major clubs did not enter the league due to a dispute with the Italian Football Federation over the use of foreign players.
  4. Serving as caretaker manager.
  5. Serving as technical director.
  6. The title had already been secured under previous manager Massimo Giacomini.
  7. Galbiati shared the position with Francesco Zagatti for two games in March.

References


General
  • "I protagonisti" [The protagonists]. A.C. Milan — La storia 1899–2005 (in Italian). CD 2. Graphic Sector Srl. 2005. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
Specific
  1. "Art. 20 Direttori Tecnici". Regolamento del settore tecnico (PDF) (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio. p. 6. Retrieved 26 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Tassotti temporarily in charge". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "A.C. Milan official communication". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "A.C. Milan official statement". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Official statement: Vincenzo Montella". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Official statement: Marco Giampaolo". Associazione Calcio Milan. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Stefano Pioli appointed as AC Milan new coach". Associazione Calcio Milan. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)