Brendan Rodgers' hugely successful two-year tenure as Swansea City manager has officially come to an end today.
The 39-year-old Northern Irishman has taken over at Liverpool in an opportunity that he said was 'too good to turn down'.
Rodgers was presented as the new Reds boss at a press conference this morning after a compensation package was agreed with Swansea.
But he expressed his 'deepest gratitude' to Swansea, adding that they'd 'created history'.
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins said on Wednesday evening that Rodgers had informed him that he wanted to take up the offer at Anfield, and that Swansea will quickly begin the process of finding a replacement.
Jenkins said he didn't wish to stand in Rodgers' way, and reluctantly allowed discussions with Liverpool to continue.
He originally rejected the advances of Liverpool's owners two weeks ago, saying he didn't want to be involved in a wide-ranging interview process.
He's understood to have moved ahead of other candidates - such as former Swansea manager and current Wigan boss Roberto Martinez - in their wish list, and, when Swansea were again contacted by Liverpool on Tuesday night, Rodgers said he wanted to talk to them.
Swansea now face a tough task to find a replacement who can continue the momentum which has taken them to an 11th-place finish in their first season in the Premier League.
After a successful spell at Watford, and a less successful one at Reading, Rodgers took over at the Liberty Stadium in July 2010 when Paulo Sousa left for Leicester. He guided the Swans to the top flight at his first attempt, via play-off final victory at Wembley.
Swansea won a great number of admirers during their first season in the top flight, for compelling possession football which also got results. Memorable victories over Arsenal, champions Manchester City and - on the final day of the season - Liverpool, secured a mid-table finish just two weeks. Rodgers was winning plenty of admirers himself, and, ultimately, the chance to take over at five-time European Cup winners Liverpool proved too tempting to turn down.
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins' statement in full: