181218 Fotboll, Champions League FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group H - Manchester United v BSC Young Boys - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - November 27, 2018 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts as he celebrates Manchester United's first goal Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine/File Photo © BildbyrŒn - COP 7 - SWEDEN ONLY

Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola has expressed his heartfelt sorrow in watching Jose Mourinho getting the sack from Manchester United yesterday.

The former Chelsea boss fell prey once again to his third-season jinx at Old Trafford and Zola was adamant that this is not the last of Mourinho for the football world.

“It’s never pleasant to see a coach being dismissed from a job. It’s not pleasant for anyone, especially not pleasant for somebody like Jose who has won so much in the game and done so much for this club.

“(I am feeling) Sad, like many others. But I want to wish him all the best in the new adventure I’m sure he’ll have somewhere else.

“Nowadays, getting the sack is part of our job. It belongs to everyone: from the small coaches to the big ones. Knowing the character and personality of Jose, he’ll want to bounce back immediately, so I don’t know about that.”

Mourinho leaves United after 144 games in charge having won the Europa League, the League cup and the Community Shield with United. However, the Portuguese boss’ team fell 19 points behind leader, a distance which the United board was far too behind for a team like the Red Devils, thereby leading to the sack of Mourinho.

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