By leading Bayern Munich to the Champions League title in 2013, Jupp Heynckes, who won’t be remaining as manager of the club next season, became only the fourth manager in history to win the title with two different clubs, joining Jose Mourinho, Otmar Hitzfeld and Ernst Happel.
Heynckes, 68, won his first Champions League final as the head coach of Real Madrid, spending only one season with the club (1997-1998). A disappointing league finish didn’t prevent Heynckes from leading his players to the club’s first European Cup trophy in 32 years, beating Juventus in the final 1-0 through a Predrag Mijatovic goal.
A finalist with Bayern in 2012 (losing to Chelsea despite hosting the final at the Allianz Arena), Heynckes lead Bayern to a perfect ending to a perfect season, beating Dortmund 2-1 in the final at Wembley.
The Vienna-born Austrian was one of the most successful managers ever in European football, winning titles with ADO, Feyenoord, Club Brugge, Standard Liege, Hamburg and Tirol. His first European Cup came as the head coach of Feyenoord, turning them into the first Dutch team to win the trophy in 1970. Feyenoord beat Celtic in the final, winning 2-1 in extra time thanks to a goal from Ove Kindvall.
His second trophy came in the 1982-1983 season with Hamburg, beating the legendary 1980’s Juventus team 1-0 in the final thanks to a goal from Felix Magath.
The current manager of the Swiss national team is the only one of the four to win the title with two clubs from the same nation. He lead Borussia Dortmund to the title in 1997 with an unlikely 3-1 win over Juventus with a brace from Karl-Heinz Riedle and another goal from Lars Ricken.
Four years later, after losing a final with Bayern Munich in the most dramatic and tragic of fashions against Manchester United, Hitzfeld took Bayern a step further by beating Valencia after a penalty shootout, claiming the club’s fourth European cup and first since the 1970’s.
Mourinho was only 41 when he led Porto to their second Champions League trophy and his first. The weird season which was filled with upsets and “giants” getting knocked out, Mourinho led a very strong Porto side to the final against Monaco, winning 3-0, getting goals from Carlos Alberto, Deco and Dimitri Alenichev.
His second title came 7 years later, as the manager of Inter. Their most famous win during that run was against Barcelona in the semifinal, leading them to a meeting with Bayern Munich, which they won 2-0 thanks to a brace from Diego Milito.