Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will leave the English club at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge.
The 68-year-old Frenchman has won the Premier League title three times and the FA Cup seven times with Arsenal since taking over in October 1996, but has faced growing disillusionment from fans in recent years.
"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," said Wenger in a statement on Friday.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke said it is “one of the most difficult days we have ever had in all our years in sport.”
Wenger had one more year left on his contract. Arsenal said it will make an appointment as soon as possible.