Whatever had happened on the south coast on Sunday afternoon, City would have been remembered as the greatest Premier League team over the course of a year.
Reports surfaced on Thursday that Swansea would not take up the option of extending Carvalhal's short-term contract. The only circumstances in which a country can have more than four participants in the Champions League is if a team wins the Champions League or Europa League while finishing outside the automatic qualification spots.
But, sadly for Chelsea, their failure to make the final of either European cup, coupled with their fifth-place finish, means they will definitely be playing in the Europa League next season even if Liverpool beat Real Madrid.
Rewind little more than 24 hours earlier and there were more spontaneous displays of joy.
The glory came at City, who finished on a record 100 points, with a record 106 goals in the process, storming to the title in Guardiola's second season in charge, extending his phenomenal managerial record. "I'm not the best person to talk about that".
An emotional Arsene Wenger said farewell to Arsenal and probably England after downplaying the prospect of managing another Premier League club after the 1-0 win at Huddersfield on Sunday. That was always going to be the case because of the runs they've been on, the performances they've put in both home and away, and the sheer domination over the rest of the English top flight. "Premier League, 100 points, I still can not believe it, it is a massive achievement".
"Our rhythm was not so high but during the game we were focused and at the end the excellent pass from Kevin and wonderful finish from Gabriel made the difference to achieve that".
We're very happy for him, Mateo and all the family that they're finally all home!
Kevin De Bruyne has every right to feel aggrieved, but it is simply impossible to overlook the astonishing displays of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.
The future of Stoke manager Paul Lambert is also shrouded in uncertainty.
Speaking in an interview with Egypt Today, Salah said: "I did meet him twice - in our match here at Anfield [Liverpool vs Manchester United] and in the other match in Manchester". Me and my players were on the limits, we did the maximum that we could.
"We needed to get to the root of the problem, what was happening and what wasn't happening", said Hughes.