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'I have to ask if the team that finished second in 2018 is going to be champions': Jose Mourinho jokes about being awarded the title after City's Champions League ban Jose Mourinho couldn't resist a sly quip about Manchester City's UEFA ban  The Tottenham boss was asked if fifth spot would qualify for Champions League  Mourinho joked about his ex- side being handed 2018 title  City have pledged to appeal against UEFA's decision to ban them from Europe 

By Matt Barlow for MailOnline

Published: 17:41 GMT, 16 February 2020 | Updated: 18:53 GMT, 16 February 2020

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Jose Mourinho could not resist a mischievous quip about Manchester City's financial irregularities after Tottenham climbed back into the top five of the Premier League.

Son Heung-min scored a stoppage-time winner at Aston Villa and the Spurs boss was asked if fifth might be good enough to qualify for the Champions League as City faced the prospect of a two-year ban from the competition.

'I didn't lose one single minute analysing what UEFA have to analyse,' replied Mourinho. 'If I go into that, I have to ask if the team that finished second in 2018 is going to be champions, yes or no?'

Jose Mourinho could not resist a sly quip about Manchester City's financial irregularities

Jose Mourinho could not resist a sly quip about Manchester City's financial irregularities

The Tottenham boss was asked about the UEFA ban after the dramatic victory at Aston Villa

The Tottenham boss was asked about the UEFA ban after the

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