How Mourinho Made History With Man U Victory

The Portuguese became the first manager ever to win both the Champions League and the Europa League more than once in his managerial career.
Jose Mourinho has made history by becoming the first manager to win both the Champions League and the Europa League more than once.
Manchester United defeated Ajax 2-0 in Sweden on Wednesday, thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, meaning Mourinho has officially made history.
The Portuguese won both the UEFA Cup – now known as the Europa League – and the Champions League with FC Porto, and also won Europe’s premier trophy with Inter Milan.
Now at United, Mourinho lifted the secondary trophy at the Friends Arena this week, entering the history books in the process.
The Red Devils have qualified directly to the group stages of the Champions League if they triumph in Stockholm.
It means they are back in the Champions League and will enter in the group stages.
But what does that mean for the top four in the Premier League I hear you ask?
Well, the winners of the Champions League and Europa League are now granted entry into the following season’s Champions League should they not do so through their domestic league position.
A maximum of five teams from any one country can qualify for the Champions League, so the fourth placed side in the Premier League would only be in danger of missing out if both winners from the European competitions were English and neither finished inside the top four.
Only then would fourth place be relegated to the Europa League. Fear not though, Juventus are playing Real Madrid in the Champions League final next week.
The top three in the Premier League go automatically into the group stages of the Champions League, while fourth place will be forced to go through a play-off.
United are likely to be in pot two for the draw, with Tottenham in pot three alongside Liverpool – if they progress through the play-off round.

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