The Tottenham boss, who was sacked by United in December 2018, believes promoted surprise package Sheffield United, Wolves and even Arsenal - who sit 10 points off top four - are more likely candidates for a place in next term’s Champions League.
The Special One tells SkySports: “Wolves and Sheffield United are fighting for the top four.
“[The managers] can say no, I understand if they say no, but the reality is that they are.
“So it’s not just about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton.
“It’s not just about us [the big-name clubs].
“It’s also about these two clubs who I have to say [are] fantastic.”