Tottenham could have Jose Mourinho reunion after making Europa Conference League

Tottenham may be about to reunite with Jose Mourinho sooner than they expected.

The north London outfit secured seventh-place in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon after beating Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

This means a spot in the brand new Europa Conference League awaits – where Roma will also likely be involved.

Heading into the final round of fixtures in Serie A this evening, Paulo Fonseca's side need to better the result of Sassuolo to ensure they finish seventh in the table.

That would ensure Mourinho takes charge of his new club in the Conference League when he arrives in Italy this summer.

But who can Roma and Spurs expect to see in the competition next season?

The likes of Union Berlin, Lens, Pacos de Ferreira will enter at the third qualifying round, along with the two clubs in question.

Meanwhile, Rubin Kazan, Royal Antwerp, Trabzonspor, LASK, FC Copenhagen, Kolos Kovalivka and Vitesse will enter one stage earlier.

Teams qualifying from the minor nations will play their first games as early as June 15.

The competition was created by UEFA and originally to give teams from smaller nations, who would usually not make the group stage of the Europa League or Champions League, a greater chance of playing games against other nations.

At least 34 countries will now be represented in the group stages of the UEFA club competitions.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said: "There will be more matches for more clubs, with more associations represented in the group stages.

"There was a widespread demand by all clubs to increase their chances of participating more regularly in European competition."

But Spurs fans may be ruing the fact they have qualified for the competition, given they had their eyes on a Europa League position until recently.

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