Arsenal bosses say new coach Unai Emery has been handed the "most attractive" role in world soccer, and they expect him to make the most of it.
The 46-year-old old signed a three-year deal on Wednesday to replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium as the Premier League club look to the future with a new structure and a fresh face at the top.
Wenger left the club at the end of the season following 22 years in charge with Emery now tasked with improving on a sixth-place Premier League finish last season.
The former Paris St Germain boss spoke in English at his unveiling as he targeted a return to Premier League glory.
But, while Emery declared his pride at his latest post, it was chief executive Ivan Gazidis' words which were arguably more impressive.
"We believe there is not a position in world football that is more attractive than Arsenal Football Club," Gazidis said.
"Having gone through that process and series of references, and a good deal of analysis, we created a long list, an eight-person list.
"All of those eight people that we approached, that we targeted, were interested in the position and all of those eight people took part in extensive, in-person interviews with us."
Former club captain Mikel Arteta - currently working as an assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City - had been mentioned as a top candidate for the job.
But it was his fellow Spaniard who emerged as the preferred candidate.
"We set aside a day when we got to the end of that process," he said.
"We narrowed it down to three (and) spent an entire day discussing among those three.
"At the end of the day, three of us all wrote on a piece of paper, one, two, three, and put them into the middle of the table. And the choices were all the same. And Unai was at the top of all of our lists."
Emery, decked out in a club suit, paid tribute to Wenger on his first day on the job.
"Thank you, Arsene Wenger, for your legacy. For all the coaches over the world, he's a reference and I learned from him all the things in football."
The former Valencia and Spartak Moscow boss, who won three successive Europa League titles at Sevilla before moving to Paris, also set out his ambitions to challenge for honours as soon as possible.
"The objective is to work together, to work hard with this talent. The target is to be a candidate and to challenge for the title," he said.
"It is very important for the club after two years outside the Champions League to work this way, to be the best club, the best team in the Premier League and also in the world."