Nemanja Matic says the talk of rumours between him and Mourinho, made both of them laugh.
Mourinho was sacked as manager of Chelsea after the title holders lost their ninth game of sixteen.
And despite talks of dressing room discord which put Matic at odds with Mourinho, the midfielder denies such claims.
“I’ve worked with Mourinho for two beautiful years, so that means for me he is always linked the good memories,” he told Serbian publication Mondo.
“I have read several times I think that I had a bad relationship with him, but it is likely to have been written by some idiots.
“I commented with Mourinho about these allegations, we just laughed.”
Mourinho has since been replaced by Guus Hiddink on an interim basis until the end of the season, with the Dutchman returning to Stamford Bridge having led the club to FA Cup glory during a temporary stint in 2009.
And Matic is confident the coach can improve Chelsea’s fortunes, adding: “He is an experienced professional who has already worked at the club, knows the people, knows the mentality, so I expect we will be able to get good results with him.
“There’s still a lot to play, I hope we will be able to save the season.”