Arsene Wenger gathered his Arsenal players to drop a bombshell before training on Friday morning.
After almost 22 years in charge of the north London club, the manager was leaving.
"We didn't see it coming," midfielder Jack Wilshere said. "He had another year left on his contract. Ever since I've known about Arsenal, Arsene has been there. I'm sad."
As the players were informed, so too was the world, via a statement from the 68-year-old Frenchman.
"After careful consideration and following discussions with the club," Wenger said, "I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season."