Pep Guardiola's decision to leave Bayern Munich had been widely reported before Bayern's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed it on their official website earlier this week.
Although few were surprised by his decision, it now leaves Guardiola – and several Premier League clubs – in a state of flux. For the remainder of the season, speculation with regards to his future will be intense.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United are all believed to be chasing the Spanish manager, and even Arsenal's name has been thrown into the mix, leaving the future of Arsene Wenger beyond 2017 shrouded in doubt.
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As a result, Wenger was asked about the situation. He doesn't agree with the way it has been handled, stating that it could harm Bayern Munich's chances of success this season.
Wenger told reporters: "I don't like that a manager has come out so early on what they will do. It's not good for the team or speculation for others."
Keep them guessing
Indeed, the Arsenal manager is a firm advocate of keeping his cards close to his chest. In 2014, his contract ran into its final weeks before a three-year extension was finally signed.
Up until that point, there had been no official suggestion that Wenger would leave, but a number of reporters close to the club have since claimed that he had planned to leave if the Gunners had not won the FA Cup against Hull City.
But Guardiola obviously doesn't agree. He made his decision and the news had, in one way or another, been leaked en masse to the press. At that time, the club must have thought it was best to clear everything up.