Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager has described Mourinho’s sacking as a sad situation.
Chelsea relieved Mourinho of his duties on Thursday after recording a ninth loss in 16 EPL games.
Klopp was involved in a similar loss of form last season and has said Mourinho will enjoy time away from managing.
“It is a sad situation that such a successful relationship between Mourinho and Chelsea ends like this,” Klopp told reporters.
“I wish Jose all the best. It is good to have a bit of rest as he has worked constantly for many years at a high level.
“Sometimes football is like this, but I do not know why I should talk about Chelsea. I had a similar situation at Dortmund and it is tough to be so far away from expectations.”
Klopp insisted his opinion of English football has not been diminished by the regularity of managers losing their jobs.
“No,” he said. “All the teams have real quality players because of the money.
“That is why the results are really close. That is what makes the league so interesting. You all have to be fully concentrating. There are only a few moments you can really enjoy each season.
“You can win everywhere, but you can lose everywhere as well.”