Sneijder: Mourinho would not have let Inter force me out

The attacking midfielder believes the current Madrid boss would have stood up for him, but understands Andrea Stramaccioni had little other choice
Wesley Sneijder believes Jose Mourinho would not have allowed Inter to force the Dutchman out like what happened under Andrea Stramaccioni.

The Netherlands international was frozen out at Inter over a contract dispute in the first half of the 2012-13 campaign, before eventually leaving the Nerazzurri for Galatasaray in the January transfer window.

Sneijder realises that Stramaccioni had been left with little other choice but to obey club president Massimo Moratti's orders, yet he feels Mourinho would have done things differently.

"Stramaccioni did not let me play, but I understand his decision. He's only 36 years old and had the chance to coach a big team like Inter," Sneijder told De Volkskrant.

"He had to follow Moratti's orders. He could not have done things against the president's wish ... He explained it all to me before I left the club.

"Obviously, this would not have happened with Mourinho in charge."

Mourinho left Inter for Real Madrid in the summer of 2010 after he had guided the Giuseppe Meazza side to a historic treble.