Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti said he was surprised at the manner in which David Moyes was fired and also revealed that he felt pity for the former Manchester United manager.
The Italian coach and former Chelsea manager has been touted as a possible successor to Moyes.
Speaking ahead of his side's Champions League semi-final meeting with Bayern Munich, the Italian said: "I feel sorry for David Moyes, but that's the life of a football coach, sometimes it doesn't go well for you and you are sacked.
"I'm sure Moyes is going to get another team and another opportunity, but I always feel bad when a coach is sacked.
"I am a little surprised because Manchester United don't normally do this."