Joe Schmidt ended his Leinster reign in fitting style with a 24-18 victory over Ulster in the Pro12 final at the RDS on Saturday.
Like Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, the New Zealander leaves Leinster on a high following their Celtic League triumph and Amlin Challenge Cup success.
The 48-year-old, who will now take charge of Ireland after Declan Kidney left the 2009 Six Nations Grand Slam winners, quits Leinster having added two Heineken Cup trophies, the Pro12 title and Amlin Challenge Cup to the trophy cabinet.
It's been the perfect end for Schmidt as he finally gets his hands on an elusive Celtic League title after initial questions were raised of Leinster following their Heineken Cup exit at the group stage.
But they've responded in emphatic fashion to give Schmidt a great send off.
It's been a decorated reign which started with a Heineken Cup triumph over Northampton Saints in 2011 before losing to Munster in the Celtic League showpiece.
Leinster managed to defend their European crown a season later but were once again denied the Pro12 title thanks to Shane Williams' last-gasp try at the RDS which sealed a 31-30 win for Ospreys.
So Saturday's win means Schmidt can now reflect on his spell in charge which saw him conquer all fronts - and in style - before he takes on the challenge of carving Ireland into Six Nations contenders again.
"It's three years on, six years older. It has been nerve-racking quite often, for example today was no different. The PRO12 is very, very tough. It is a super competition. Anyone of the top six teams could have won it," Schmidt said.
"When you do get through to the play-off games it is very tough all the way. It is phenomenal to have three trophies in the changing rooms at the moment (including the 'A' team's British and Irish Cup)."
Schmidt leaves behind a stronger squad for his successor Jack O'Connor than when the New Zelander took charge in 2010, with Brian O'Driscoll's decision to play on for another year a big boost.
Of course, with Jonathan Sexton and Isa Nacewa both departing this summer too, it's truly was the end of the era at Leinster - but with Schmidt leaving behind a winning legacy, the province should continue to thrive under his replacement.