In 2012, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague published a biography on Pep Guardiola entitled "Another Way of Winning".
Although this related to Guardiola's celebrated time in charge of Barcelona, it is exactly what he will be tasked with when he takes the reins at Manchester City.
Speculation that the 45-year-old was bound for the Etihad Stadium ramped up in December when he announced he would leave Bayern Munich at the end of this season.
Nevertheless, this did not take away from the perversity of current City boss Manuel Pellegrini shoe-horning information into the end of a Monday press briefing that he will part company with City during the close-season.
Pellegrini did not mention Guardiola by name but, moments after he shuffled out of the media room door, City dropped news to rock the football world.