Longest-Serving Real Madrid Managers Of All Time

Longest-Serving Real Madrid Managers Ever!

Who are the longest-serving Real Madrid manager listmakers? Do you have any idea who they could be?

We will talk about the longest-serving Real Madrid managers over here! Some names are a blast from the past while others are relatively new. Let us sit and discuss about the Longest-Serving Real Madrid Manager!

Here we look at the Longest-Serving Real Madrid Manager of all-time. We will look throughout history of Real Madrid past managers to find out who were the best.

When you think of Longest-Serving Real Madrid Manager, Rafael Benitez probably comes to mind (depending on your age). But you’ll be surprised to find out that others like Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t even reach the top 5 longest-serving Real Madrid managers.

First, dont you want to know who all the Real Madrid bosses have been? Check out the following list!

Now that we know who have managed Real Madrid in their rich century old history, let us check out the legendary bosses who have been there for the longest time!

Full Real Madrid Managers List

Since it’s inception in 1902, Real Madrid have had 40 full-time managers.

Name From To W D L
Arthur Johnson 1910 1920 11 3 9
Juan de Cárcer 1920 1926 10 2 10
Pedro Llorente (Interim) 1926 1926 0 0 0
Santiago Bernabéu 1926 1927 5 0 3
José Berraondo 1927 1929 27 4 10
José Quirante 1929 1930 7 3 8
Lippo Hertzka 1930 1932 26 15 11
Robert Firth 1932 1934 30 5 10
Francisco Bru 1934 1941 71 13 34
Juan Armet 1941 Sep-43 23 7 16
Ramón Encinas Sep-43 May-45 45 15 24
Jacinto Quincoces May-45 Mar-46 18 10 7
Baltasar Albéniz Mar-46 Apr-47 18 5 12
Jacinto Quincoces Apr-47 Jan-48 5 4 8
Michael Keeping Jan-48 Oct-50 37 20 25
Baltasar Albéniz Oct-50 Mar-51 7 2 7
Héctor Scarone Mar-51 Apr-52 25 10 13
Juan Antonio Ipiña Apr-52 May-53 21 2 11
Enrique Fernández May-53 10-Dec-54 31 8 11
José Villalonga 10-Dec-54 Jun-57 66 14 25
Luis Carniglia Jun-57 19-Feb-59 48 11 9
Miguel Muñoz 21-Feb-59 13-Apr-59 5 2 2
Luis Carniglia 13-Apr-59 Jul-59 8 1 4
Manuel Fleitas Jul-59 12-Apr-60 23 4 6
Miguel Muñoz 13-Apr-60 15-Jan-74 352 126 117
Luis Molowny 15-Jan-74 May-74 13 2 8
Miljan Miljanić May-74 07-Sep-77 67 36 31
Luis Molowny 07-Sep-77 Jun-79 51 24 15
Vujadin Boškov Jun-79 29-Mar-82 80 31 28
Luis Molowny 29-Mar-82 30-Jun-82 4 1 1
Alfredo Di Stéfano 01-Jul-82 22-May-84 63 23 22
Amancio Amaro 22-May-84 16-Apr-85 19 13 15
Luis Molowny 16-Apr-85 30-Jun-86 39 7 15
Leo Beenhakker 01-Jul-86 30-Jun-89 107 40 22
John Toshack 01-Jul-89 19-Nov-90 41 15 8
Alfredo Di Stéfano 21-Nov-90 22-Mar-91 9 3 9
Radomir Antić 22-Mar-91 27-Jan-92 27 6 6
Leo Beenhakker 27-Jan-92 29-Jun-92 14 7 7
Benito Floro 01-Jul-92 07-Mar-94 52 21 19
Vicente del Bosque 07-Mar-94 30-Jun-94 5 2 5
Jorge Valdano 01-Jul-94 21-Jan-96 39 17 22
Vicente del Bosque 21-Jan-96 24-Jan-96 1 0 0
Arsenio Iglesias 24-Jan-96 29-May-96 11 4 6
Fabio Capello 01-Jul-96 24-Jun-97 31 12 5
Jupp Heynckes 25-Jun-97 28-May-98 26 15 12
José Antonio Camacho 17-Jun-98 09-Jul-98 0 0 0
Guus Hiddink 15-Jul-98 23-Feb-99 19 4 11
John Toshack 24-Feb-99 17-Nov-99 19 9 9
Vicente del Bosque 17-Nov-99 23-Jun-03 127 56 50
Carlos Queiroz 25-Jun-03 24-May-04 34 11 14
José Antonio Camacho 25-May-04 20-Sep-04 4 0 2
Mariano García Remón 20-Sep-04 30-Dec-04 12 4 4
Vanderlei Luxemburgo 30-Dec-04 04-Dec-05 28 7 10
Juan Ramón López Caro 04-Dec-05 01-Jun-06 12 9 3
Fabio Capello 05-Jul-06 28-Jun-07 28 12 10
Bernd Schuster 09-Jul-07 09-Dec-08 44 9 22
Juande Ramos 09-Dec-08 01-Jun-09 18 1 8
Manuel Pellegrini 02-Jun-09 26-May-10 36 5 7
José Mourinho 31-May-10 01-Jun-13 128 28 22
Carlo Ancelotti 25-Jun-13 25-May-15 89 14 16
Rafael Benítez 03-Jun-15 04-Jan-16 17 5 3
Zinedine Zidane 04-Jan-16 31-May-18 104 29 16
Julen Lopetegui 12-Jun-18 29-Oct-18 6 2 6
Santiago Solari 30-Oct-18 11-Mar-19 22 2 8
Zinedine Zidane 11-Mar-19 27-May-21 69 25 20
Carlo Ancelotti 1-Jun-2021 Present 75

Top 5 Longest-Serving Real Madrid Managers

Here are the top 5 longest-serving Real Madrid managers of all time –

5. Leo Beenhakker – July 1986 to June 1989

Leo Beenhakker is a Dutch football manager who is revered for his work at both club and international level. He led both Ajax and Feyenoord to league titles during his reign as a manager. With Real, he won the three La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and two Spanish Cups.

In just one year of coaching Trinidad And Tobago, he took them to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He also coached Poland to the 2008 UEFA European Championship. Beenhakker earned the nickname Don Leo in Spanish football because of his fondness for cigars and dry humour.

4. Jose Mourinho – May 2010 to June 2013


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Jose Mourinho’s stint at Real Madrid was not exactly his most successful but it was definitely iconic. The Portuguese tactician was praised for breaking Barcelona’s uber-domination under Pep Guardiola. After taking a 5-0 humbling for their rivals early on in Mourinho’s reign, the Galacticos came back to win the La Liga title in 2012.

Mourinho stayed for one more season but after some disagreements behind the scenes, he decided to leave for a second stint with Chelsea. What he left behind at Madrid was memories of one of the most devastating counter-attacking teams in world football.

3. Zinedine Zidane – January 2016 to May 2018 & March 2019 to Present


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Zinedine Zidane is the current manager of Real Madrid and one of their longest-serving. He managed the club for 149 games in his first stint, winning three consecutive Champions League trophies, a La Liga title, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Cups.

He left in May 2018 after an overwhelming period in his managerial career only to return ten months later. Real had just overseen a disastrous period under Zidane’s replacement, Julen Loptegui and had no one else qualified to take charge.

After much convincing, the Frenchman was brought back and he immediately guided the club back to another La Liga title.

2. Vicente del Bosque – November 1999 to June 2023

Top 5 Longest-Serving Real Madrid Managers Del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque is one of the most reputed figures in football coaching with plenty of honours under his belt. He made over 400 appearances for Real, winning five La Liga titles and four Copas del Rey. As a manager, Bosque won two La Liga titles with Real along with two Champions League trophies and an UEFA Super Cup.

Till date he is the only football manager to have won the Champions League, the European Championship, and the World Cup, as well as the Intercontinental Cup.

1. Miguel Muñoz – April 1960 to January 1974

Miguel Munoz managed Real Madrid for 15 long years, winning nine La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, two European Cup titles and one Intercontinental Cup. He is also the club’s most successful manager till date.

Munoz’s association with Real was long and highly decorated ever since he was a player. He spent 10 years as a Galactico featuring in their midfield. After retirement in 1959, he moved into management guiding Los Blancos to further honours.

He also coached the Spanish national team on two occasions, the second time after their exit from the 1982 World Cup on home soil. He led them to the 1984 Euros finals but finished as a runner-up. He also saw a quarter-final finish in the next World Cup.

Munoz passed away a footballing legend at the age of 68 in 1990.

Current Manager- Carlo Ancelotti

Current Manager- Carlo Ancelotti

The Italian is serving his second stint with the club and he had a successful start. His winning percentage is around 75 in more than 100 matches. His most recent title was the Copa del Rey 2023. The four-time Champions winning coach is under pressure at Madrid as Real Madrid would lose out on the La Liga trophy this campaign.


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