Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will step down from his role in the coming weeks and announces Rafa Benitez as his successor.
Wenger, 67, will leave his current post and take on a Director role at Arsenal in June, having led the club to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during a 21-year reign.
Appointed on 1 October 1996, the Frenchman is the Premier League's current longest-serving manager. Rafa Benitez will depart newly promoted Newcastle United to take his place.
In a statement to the club's website, Wenger said: "After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season. I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years. I managed the club with full commitment and integrity."
Rafa Benitez is yet to speak on his upcoming departure from Newcastle, but was rumored to be unsettled due to the club restricting his budget.