Sneijder received a phone-call from his former manager shortly after the draw was made.
Just minutes after Chelsea had drawn Galatasaray in the last-16 of the Champions League, manager Jose Mourinho phoned Wesley Sneijder to try and learn tactics.
The pair worked together at Inter Milan for a season in 2009/10, after Mourinho signed the Netherlands international from Real Madrid for £12.4m.
In that first season the duo won an historic treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League, before the Portuguese coach then left for the top job at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Now the pair will meet in Europe and Sneijder says that Mourinho tried to get information out of him ahead of the first-leg in Turkey on Wednesday.
“Just two minutes after the draw, the phone rang and it was none other than Jose Mourinho,” the 29-year-old was quoted by FIFA.com.
“He asked some crafty questions about team tactics, players, trying to obtain information, but he could not fool me – I have played football for many years and know what is being asked and what to say.”
The Blues will go into the tie as favourites having topped their group ahead of Schalke 04, whilst Gala struggled and needed a late goal in their final match with Juventus to send them through.
Much of the focus will be paid to the fact that it will be the first time Didier Drogba has returned to Stamford Bridge since leaving the west London side in 2012 after leading them to European glory.
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