Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has aimed a tongue-in-cheek dig at Man City over their ban from the Champions League.

City have been suspended from taking part in the competition for the next two seasons after being found guilty by UEFA of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

And Mourinho teased that his old Man Utd side should now be handed the Premier League title of 2018, after finishing runners-up to their rival neighbours.

Mourinho said: "I didn't lose one single minute analysing UEFA. They have to analyse.

"If I go into that I have to ask if the team which finished second in 2018 are going to be champions, yes or no?"

Mourinho has joked his Man Utd side of 2018 should be made champions
Mourinho has joked his Man Utd side of 2018 should be made champions

The Portuguese coach was speaking after his Spurs side grabbed a late winner over Aston Villa to keep their own ambitions of securing Champions League football again on track.

Due to City's impending ban - which comes into effect at the end of this season - the side who finish fifth in the table will qualify in place of Pep Guardiola's men.

Mourinho added: "Joking apart I just think about doing the best we can. At the end of the season we'll see where we are. If we are sixth or seventh then it doesn't matter.

“ Wolves, Sheffield United, Manchester United, Arsenal, Everton- everyone looks to the table and says 'we can do it' – and they can - It's going to be very hard.”

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City have already signalled their intention to appeal against UEFA's verdict, which could affect who plays in Europe's top club competition next season.

"It's not about huge decisions or small decisions," Mourinho continued. "It's about the rules, the law, it is or it isn't. UEFA punished them but they have the chance to appeal.

"Until the appeal process has finished, Manchester City have the benefit of the doubt. At the end of the process we will see if they are punished or not."