Jose Mourinho provided an emotional tribute to the family of Luis Enrique after the former Barcelona and Spain manager's daughter Xana passed away earlier this week.
Enrique's nine-year-old daughter had endured an intense five-month battle with a condition called osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
The Spaniard left his role as manager of the national team - a position he had held since after the World Cup - in June in order to spend more time with his family.
Speaking after Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sky Sports Super Sunday, Mourinho said: "It's an awful situation and I feel it in a special way.
"We went together to Barcelona in 1996 and I clearly remember the start of that special relationship between Luis and Elena (Enrique's wife).
"They're incredible people and I have incredible memories of that time. It's such a sad, sad situation and unfortunately it's not just them it's many other people around the world as well [who have lost children to cancer]."
Enrique, in a post on Friday, thanked everyone for their support and said that Xana "will be the star that guides our family".
The 49-year-old, who enjoyed a successful playing career, became only the second Barcelona manager to win a treble for the club in 2015.body check tags ::