The Portuguese coach was sacked by Tottenham on Monday, and had reportedly lost the dressing room at the club.
Bridge, who played under Mourinho at Chelsea in the mid to late 2000s, is not a fan of the Portuguese's man management skills.
"When things have gone wrong maybe he hasn't handled it the best," Bridge told bettingexpert.com.
"For me, personally, it could be quite hard with him. I felt sometimes I didn't get a lot from him and I didn't know what I had to do.
"There was one game in particular when I was dragged off at half time against Charlton. Not a word was said to me and I thought it was harsh. He dragged me off and I've seen him do it with other players before - he's done it after 20 minutes.
"When it becomes week after week and you don't get anything from him, it does get difficult. Top Premier League clubs might not want to touch him."