It helps long-term, but for next year it makes little difference on its own - we need to beat Ajax over the two legs to actually overtake somebody (Man United, who probably won't qualify anyway making it irrelevent), and either beat them in both legs or win the whole tournament to overtake anybody else (Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk). Failing that, we'll be marginal between Pot 2 and Pot 3, and it'll depend mainly on how many teams above us fail to qualify. If we did overtake Napoli and Shakhtar there's a 90%+ chance we'd be in Pot 2, unless we win the tournament in which case we're automatically in Pot 1.Any bright spark know how the destruction of Man City impacts our coefficient and potential seeding if we qualify for next year?
As for the impact, it is pretty substantial, but you can still be in Pot 3 and get a lucky draw (like we did in our first season back when we got CSKA/Moncao/Leverkusen) or in Pot 2 and get an unlucky one (like this season where we got Inter Milan, who were in Pot 4 as they'd not qualified in ages despite now being pretty good again). On average though, it's the difference between drawing a team such as Dortmund or Liverpool and drawing a team such as Roma or Basel, alongside the team you'll get from Pot 1 and Pot 4 either way.