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Spurs and Man Utd could rely on Arsenal and Man City for Champions League spot next season

As we all know, the UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in football history.

The flagship UEFA competition has provided us with so many unforgettable memories throughout the years.

At the start of the 2024-2025 season, it was announced that UEFA would give an extra Champions League spot to the top league based on coefficient rankings.

But as it stands, the Premier League is under threat of missing out on the all-important 5th place UCL spot.

Manchester City lifting the UEFA Super Cup
Manchester City are current Champions League holders also winning the Super Cup and Club World Cup (Getty)

The potential 5th UCL spot could be a huge money spinner for the Premier League as it allows one extra team into the prestigious competition.

Due to the recent poor performances of English clubs in Europe, Manchester United being completely knocked out of the UCL and Newcastle United getting knocked out in the group stage, it means England have dropped down in the coefficient rankings.

England are 3rd in the coefficient rankings currently behind Italy and Germany.

If this standing remains the same, the Premier League will not be granted a 5th team in next year’s UEFA Champions League.

With that in mind, Tottenham and Manchester United are currently 5th and 6th in the Premier League meaning they may need to rely on their bitter rivals to help them gain a UCL spot.

Both clubs would require City and Arsenal to finish in a higher position in the Champions League than the respective clubs from Germany and Italy.

As a Tottenham or United fan, could you see yourself letting your greatest rivals win the European Cup so you can gain entry next season? Let us know!