José Mourinho has ended his long-standing feud with André Villas-Boas to offer his advice.
Sympathising with his former colleague and employee, Mourinho has stated that he has spoken to the recently-sacked Tottenham coach several times this year.
The last of these conversations was only days after Villas-Boas was fired on Monday, following the humiliating 5-0 loss to Liverpool at White Hart Lane.
"I spoke with André, in the last six months, three times," Mourinho revealed. "Once in that managers' meeting; another one when we played against them and another one a couple of days ago. I didn't speak about his case. I speak just about: 'Come on, the world didn't finish, let's go. Tomorrow is another day and another job will come. So, Happy Christmas.'"
No manager likes to see a colleague lose his job; however, it is possible Mourinho's reconciliation with Villas-Boas was made easier after the sacking, as he does not see him as a direct rival anymore.
This was one of the factors that lead to their relationship breaking down. Villas-Boas left to become a manager himself, after years of loyal service under Mourinho at Chelsea and Inter Milan, leading to them not being on speaking terms.
It is good to see these former friends sort out their differences, but Mourinho's advice is easier said than done.
He will not have a happy Christmas himself if his Chelsea do not get a positive result against Arsenal in tonight's Premier League clash.
Losing a pivotal game could ruin Christmas, let alone your job.
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