Real Madrid boss Mourinho feels for Di Matteo over Chelsea axing
Di Matteo became the sixth Chelsea manager to lose his job since Mourinho's exit in 2007, paying the price for a bad recent run of results that has left the Blues' Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
But Mourinho takes no pleasure from Di Matteo's misfortune.
"I am never happy when a manager is sacked," he said.
"It can happen to me so I never enjoy it. I always feel sorry for him and his family.
"Our lives are very similar. I am not happy with any situation."