The Wesley Sneijder era in Milan has come to an end with the Dutchman officially signing for Turkish side Galatasaray, and his departure means more to the club than you might imagine.
Sneijder was the face of the team that won the treble under coach Jose Mourinho and dominated Italian football in the wake of the Calciopoli scandal, and while his departure was widely expected, there are some fans out there that aren't too happy with the way coach Andrea Stramaccioni handled the situation.
Sneijder didn't fit into Stramaccioni's plans for the club and his massive salary gave Inter every reason to facilitate an exit.
Stramaccioni handled the situation as well as he could, and that statement sums up the former youth coach's tenure as head coach perfectly. He was the best thing that could have happened to Inter, and I'm sure the vast majority of fans will agree with me.
But for those few doubters out there, let me remind you why Stramaccioni is the right man to lead Inter into the future.