If Brian Flynn managed Doncaster Rovers for the last time on Saturday, it is safe to say he went out on a high.
“I’m ready to take this team into the Championship,” said Flynn, moments after the final whistle.
Whether he is granted that opportunity remains to be seen.
But he kept his part of the bargain by backing up his words that Rovers were the best team in League One with actions, albeit via the finest of margins.
Even for a man whose footballing career has spanned five decades, a man who has seen it all, this was something quite extraordinary.
In typical fashion, however, the Welshman remained calm, dignified and incredibly magnaminous in the immediate aftermath.
“It was a crazy last minute but that’s the way football is,” said Flynn. “Anything can happen, and it certainly did.
“When you concede a penalty in the third minute of added time you fear the worst. On the bench we were thinking ‘here come the play-offs’.
“Then within a minute, we’re champions. You can’t write a story like that.
“It’s turned out brilliantly and it’s great that James [Coppinger] got the goal. He’s been a big part of this club.
“We’ve got to enjoy the moment and then build on this for next season,” he added. “I’m sure that will be done.
“To come from relegation and nearly disaster last year, it could have been difficult.
“But all credit to Dean Saunders and Brian Carey who built a really good squad.”