Forget transfer deadline day – the biggest news in the world of football is that Pep Guardiola is on his way to Manchester City for the start of next season.
Manuel Pellegrini shocked the media at his press conference on Monday by confirming that he would be leaving the club at the end of the current campaign before City themselves revealed Guardiola would be the man to take over.
As reported extensively by Goal, this has been a deal that has been a long time in the making before everything was signed off last week.
Pellegrini spoke with his squad to confirm the news on Monday morning, and will now concentrate on trying to win four trophies in his final season at the Etihad Stadium.
But now all eyes switch to next season and what Guardiola will bring to the blue side of Manchester as one of the world’s most sought-after coaches arrives in the Premier League.