According to UEFA, that is.
Mourinho’s now consecutive Premiership champions have again been seeded in the second tier for the UEFA Champions League with Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool going into the top group. The seedings are based on coefficients calculated by UEFA for performance over the past five years, although we hardly need any more reminders about the quick rise to success of the London club.
Can’t be particularly good news for a Mourinho, who has had a tendency to constantly ask for the respect ‘he deseves’ from football’s governing bodies and pretty much anyone else who will listen for winning the odd trophy with infinite transfer funds.
To again be considered a second class club such despite domestic success must be rather grating.