Mourinho has suggested that the four English sides in the Champions League should be given the new Friday night slots.
JOSE MOURINHO has said the Premier League is detrimental to English clubs having success in the Champions League.
The Manchester United boss told the Daily Mail: “In this country the Premier League will always come in front. The institutions that lead the competitions make it very clear.”
Mourinho has suggested that the four English sides in the Champions League should be given the new Friday Night Football slots in the week before European matches.
He said: “The Premier League and the internal competitions create a very difficult situation for the clubs.
“Other countries care a lot about the Champions League.
“The institutions do not give you that little protection which can be crucial – 24 hours more, 48 hours more, to rest and prepare.