Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has told Andre Villas Boas that he should quickly forget about being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur and move on with his career.
Mourinho spoke with his fellow countryman after Spurs had sacked Villas Boas, following the 5-0 loss to Liverpool at White Hart Lane.
"I spoke with Andre in the last six months; I spoke with him three times," Mourinho said.
"One in that manager's meeting (at the start of the season), one when we played against them and another one a couple of days ago.
"I didn't speak about it (the sacking). Just: 'Come on. The world didn't finish. Let's go. Tomorrow's another day and another job will come. So, happy Christmas'.
"I did not speak about the case, because every case is a case and only the people that is inside really know what was going on."
Mourinho felt Spurs were still contenders despite recent humiliating losses by Manchester City and Liverpool, and that the club should have stood by Villas Boas.
Mourinho said: "In football nothing surprises me. In football anything can happen.
"(But) when they gave him three or four or five years contract, I think they did it because they trust him and because they think he's the right man to be their manager.
"They have a couple of bad results, I don't think it's a reason to change the trust and to change the manager.
"(But) every case is a different case. I don't know what was going on."