Manchester City made official the worst kept secret in football by announcing that Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola will take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the start of the 2016/2017 Premier League season. 


Even though the announcement came as no real surprise to anybody, Manchester City’s official declaration of the news that former FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola will replace Chilean Manuel Pellegrini next season caused a meltdown on social media.

Manchester City fans were understandably delighted with the announcement, and most neutrals seemed hugely excited with the prospect of arguably the best manager in world football making the much-anticipated plunge into the world’s best-marketed football league. On the other hand, Manchester United and Chelsea FC fans in particular expressed concern at the news, led by United legend Rio Ferdinand, who fears the success Guardiola could bring to the blue half of Manchester.

Here are some of the best reactions from what was by far the most exciting piece of football news on Transfer Deadline Day:

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