Once he's finished celebrating, Kevin Muscat will tackle the biggest rebuild of his coaching career as he confronts the end of an era for A-League champions Melbourne Victory.
The majority of the team that clinched the club's fourth title in what fans are calling the 'heist in the Hunter' on Saturday night are coming off contract - and even some of those who are locked away have big decisions to make about their future.
Just making the finals looked a questionable proposition for Victory early in the season, when fans were calling for Muscat's head and crying out for tactical variation and a fresh approach to recruitment.
It looks like they may get their wish after all, with up to 11 possible player departures guaranteeing an influx of new faces for the 2018-19 campaign.
Much depends on Besart Berisha.
The 32-year-old dropped a massive hint that his future lies elsewhere straight after the grand final and it's true that he's just about done and won everything possible in the A-League.
Berisha is under contract for one more season but if he was to leave for a new challenge, it could free up a marquee position to enable the retention of Leroy George - a top priority.
The Dutch winger added a new dimension to Melbourne's attack this season with his incisive runs and deadly set-piece delivery.
James Troisi will step up as Victory's other marquee next term, although the club wouldn't stand in his way if an offer came for him.
Joe Marston medallist Lawrence Thomas is also in hot demand after a terrific season between the sticks.
Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr are interested but Muscat suggested there was "good news" to come about Thomas this week, implying a new deal is ready to be announced.
Others, like Rhys Williams and James Donachie, could be tempted by offers from interstate or overseas, while skipper Carl Valeri is contemplating retirement.
Meanwhile, fullbacks Corey Brown and Storm Roux will join from Brisbane Roar and Central Coast respectively.
Muscat wasn't ready to talk comings and goings when pressed on the shape of the squad on Sunday.
"It's not the appropriate time to even try and discuss it," he told AAP.
"I want them to enjoy this time together.
"They've got to know each other really well over the last two or three weeks and really got personal with each other.
"And they deserve just to enjoy it, and we'll see how it pans out in the next week or two."