Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea last week after a disastrous run of form which saw the champions sink to within a point of the relegation zone before his dismissal.
Despite being sacked by Chelsea for the second time Mourinho has been heavily linked with a number of top European sides, especially Manchester United whose current manager Louis van Gaal is under intense scrutiny, having presided over the club's worst run of form in 17 years.
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Ozil, who became an integral part of Mourinho's title-winning Real Madrid side, admits he was shocked to see his old boss struggle at Chelsea but is confident he will be a success in his next job.
“I’m surprised by what happened with José,” he told The Times. “He’s a great manager. I believe that any club he goes to now he will be successful again.
“I know how special he is as a manager. He is a manager who always supports his team and always protects his team. He’s getting the best out of any player. I wish him all the best for the future, and also that he’s healthy and fine.”