Sir Alex Ferguson, the outgoing manager of Premier League champions Manchester United, is to be unveiled later this week as the new manager of arch-rivals, and last year's champions, Manchester City.
Sir Alex, 81, handed in his resignation letter to Old Trafford boss David Gill yesterday, and sparked immediate speculation as to who might succeed him at the helm of the Most Famous Club In The World.
It had been thought that the Scot had relinquished his post after 27 years in the job due to his age, or, more possibly, his health, but these fears were dispelled this morning, when the Sky Blues sacked their manager, Italian Roberto Mancini, and rumoured that his replacement might be "a Scot who has recently left a prime position not too far away".
It seems that Sir Alex will be following in the footsteps of Argentinian Carlos Tevez, who also left United for City.
Ferguson allegedly told a friend last night:
"I can't believe it. Bloody hell! Football!"