Champions League: Carlo Ancelotti becomes first boss to take charge of seven clubs in Europe’s elite competetion

CARLO ANCELOTTI has become the first manager to take charge of seven teams in the Champions League.

The Italian took his place in the home dug-out at the Allianz Arena last night for the first time on the European stage as Bayern Munich ran out 5-0 winners over Rostov.

MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 13: Carlo Ancelotti manager of Bayern Muenchen and Douglas Costa of Bayern Muenchen in discussion after the UEFA Champions League Group D match between FC Bayern Muenchen and FC Rostov at Allianz Arena on September 13, 2016 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Carlo Ancelotti made history as he took charge of Bayern Munich in Champs Lge
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Ancelotti is the most successful manager in the competition’s history with three victories.

He famously won the Champions League twice with AC Milan and once Real Madrid — but who else has he managed?

SunSport takes a look back.

Parma — 1997-98

LON98:SPORT-SOCCER-ANCELOTTI:LONDON,11JAN98 - FILE PHOTO 28JAN97 - Juventus' honourary president Umberto Agnelli said Jauary 10 that he expected Parma coach Carlo Ancelotti to take over as coach of the Turin giants next season. Ancelotti has been tipped to take over the stewardship of the club since last month when current Juventus coach Marcello Lippi announced he would leave at the end of the season. Ancelotti (L) is seen talking to Parma's Reynald Pedros (C) and Lilian Thuram during a training session in this January 28 1997 file photo. km/str REUTERS
Carlo Ancelotti talks to his Parma players during his early management days
5 Nov 1997: Gianluigi Buffon of Parma in action during the UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, Germany. Borussia Dortmund won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster /Allsport
A 19-year-old Gianluigi Buffon in action against Borussia Dortmund in 1997
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Parma qualified for the Champions League after Ancelotti led them to within two points of a first-ever Serie A title.

The likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Lillian Thuram, Fabio Cannavaro, Dino Baggio and Hernan Crespo held their own in the group stage.

But finished runners up to holders, Borussia Dortmund, at a time when best second-placed sides progressed.

Juventus — 1998-99 and 2000-01

Carlo Ancelotti is consoled by Sir Alex Ferguson after their 1999 semi-final
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Juventus' striker Filippo Inzaghi, center, scores his second goal for his team, as Manchester United Jaap Stam, left, fails to stop him during Champions League second leg semifinal soccer match between Juventus and Manchester United at Turin's Delle Alpi stadium, Wednesday, April 21, 1999. At right is Manchester's goalie Peter Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Flippo Inzaghi scores for Juventus against Manchester United in semi-final clash
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A rare blotch on Ancelotti’s copybook.

He led Juventus to a staggering seventh-place finish and a Champions League semi-final collapse against Manchester United in his first season.

Upon returning to Europe’s top table after blowing a five-point lead to finish second behind Lazio in 2000, Juventus went out in the group stage.

AC Milan — 2002-03 to 2007-08

AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti (L) embraces striker Filippo Inzaghi (R) as the Champions League trophy is hoisted over their heads by other team members in Manchester May 28, 2003. AC Milan defeated Juventus 3-2 in the final in a penalty shoot out. REUTER/Alessandro Bianchi
Carlo Ancelotti won his first Champions League as Milan boss at Old Trafford
ATHENS, GREECE - MAY 23: Carlo Ancelotti, the manager of AC Milan jolds the trophy aloft in celebration following his teams 2-1 victory during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Liverpool and AC Milan at the Olympic Stadium on May 23, 2007 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Carlo Ancelotti is hoisted aloft as Milan win the Champions League again in 2007
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It was back at his old stomping ground where Ancelotti made his mark in management.

Having won the trophy twice as a player, he replicated that achievement as boss of the club with victories in 2003 and 2007.

Under his stewardship, Milan were the most feared team in Europe as they also reached a quarter-final, semi-final and final in a sensational five-year stretch.

Chelsea — 2009-10 and 2010-11

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Carlo Ancelotti, Manager of Chelsea looks on with Jose Mourinho, Coach of Inter Milan during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Chelsea and Inter Milan at Stamford Bridge on March 16, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)
Chelsea lost home and away Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan during 2009-10 clashes
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Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba (L) is given a red card by match referee Wolfgang Stark (C) after a foul on Inter Milan's Brazilian midfielder Thiago Motta (R) during their second leg in the round of 16 UEFA Champions League match at home to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge football stadium, London on March 16, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Didier Drogba is shown red card as Chelsea are eliminated by Inter Milan
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Productive on the domestic scene, but disappointed in Europe.

Jose Mourinho won both legs of his much-anticipated reunion with Chelsea as Inter dispatched of the Blues in the last-16 en route to victory in 2010.

In the following season, it was United who ended their run at the quarter-final stage.

Paris Saint-Germain — 2012-13

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 02: David Beckham of Paris Saint-Germain shakes hands with Carlo Ancelotti after being substituted during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona FCB at Parc des Princes on April 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Carlo Ancelotti shakes David Beckham’s hand after last-eight loss to Barcelona
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BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 09: Head coach Carlo Ancelotti (C) of Paris Saint-Germain warms up with Ezequiel Lavezzi (L) and Maxwell of Paris Saint-Germain during a training session ahead the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris St Germain at the Joan Gamper Sport Complex on April 9, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Carlo Ancelotti takes Paris Saint-Germain takes training ahead of Barca clash
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Fresh from Qatari investment, the French side had won their first league title for 19 years.

PSG held their own in the Champions League — topping their group with five wins.

They beat Valencia in the last-16, but were eliminated — without losing — by Barcelona.

Real Madrid — 2013-14 and 2014-15

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 24: Carlo Ancelotti of Real Madrid lifts the Champions League trophy during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images)
Carlo Ancelotti celebrates beating Atletico Madrid to win Champions League
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LISBON, PORTUGAL - MAY 24: Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid scores his team's opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
Sergio Ramos scores last-gasp equaliser for Real Madrid in Champions Lge final
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Won the coveted ‘Decima’ in his first season, and routed holders Bayern Munich 5-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals.

Despite winning the clubs first Champions League title for 12 years, he would only last one more season.

A semi-final defeat to Juventus in 2015 was deemed unacceptable.

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