Hoffenheim's coach Julian Nagelsmann reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv on September 19, 2018. (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Ranked - Five of the Youngest Managers to Lead a Team in the UEFA Champions League

Julian Nagelsmann recently created history when he became the youngest ever manager to lead a team in the UEFA Champions League when Hoffenheim faced Shakhtar Donetsk. Here, we take a look at five of the youngest managers to turn out in Europe's Premier competition.

5. Andre Villas-Boas - 33 Years and 331 days

Touted to be one of the best young coaches in the world, Andre Villas-Boas enjoyed immediate success during his time with Porto leading them to the league title and 2010 Europa League. However, that was as good as it got for him as he struggled when he moved to England with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.


He experienced an upturn during his time in Russia with Zenit Saint Petersburg, and was last seen managing in China where he left the club in late 2017.

4. Domenico Tedesco - 33 Years and 6 days

The coach of Schalke, Domenico Tedesco has impressed everyone with his tactical nous and his ability to get the best out of his players. While he is yet to win a title of note, he is still early in his career having taken charge of the Bundesliga club in June 2017.

3. Ricardo Gomes - 32 Years and 278 days

A former Brazilian international, Ricardo Gomes has managed a number of teams, the most prominent ones being Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux, who he led to the two and one titles respectively.


He is currently in France, with Bordeaux returning to the post after a 11-year gap, replacing Gus Poyet who was sacked by the club.

2. Viktor Goncharenko - 31 Years and 99 days

A former Belarus Under-21 player, Viktor Goncharenko held the previous record of being the youngest ever manager to lead a team in the UEFA Champions League when BATE Borisov took on Real Madrid in 2008.


He currently manages CSKA Moscow in Russia who he led to the Russian Super Cup title in 2016.

1. Julian Nagelsmann - 31 Years and 58 days

Julian Nagelsmann created history when he became the youngest manager to lead his club in a UEFA Champions League game, when Hoffenheim took on Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018. The 31-year-old is highly rated across Europe and it is just a matter of time before the big clubs calling for his services.