Sneijder did of course play under the stewardship of Mourinho while at Inter Milan where the duo lifted the UEFA Champions League and Serie A under the Portuguese manager.
Mourinho and Sneijder remain close friends despite both moving on from Inter.
Sneijder backed Mourinho throughout his tough time at Chelsea last season.
“He is not only good coach, he’s also a good person. People love it when he fails, But he deserves respect for what has done, especially in your country,” Sneijder told the Portuguese daily newspaper O Jogo.
Mourinho has also made no secret of his admiration for the Dutch star in the past and even described him as being his ‘perfect number 10’.
“Who is my perfect number 10? Wesley Sneijder and Deco. Because they could defend, get in the box and finish goals? Yes.” Mourinho was quoted as saying in the Telegraph.