Nicky Butt has confirmed he will leave Newcastle United this summer when his contract expires.
The former Manchester United star will make his last appearance at St James' Park in Saturday's clash against Ipswich as Newcastle prepare to lift the Championship trophy.
Butt, who joined Newcastle in 2004, has played a bit-part role this season as the Magpies have secured an immediate return to the Premier League.
Writing in his programme notes, Butt said: "It promises to be a special day for everyone, and it will also be an emotional one for me because it will be the last time I pull on a Newcastle shirt at St James' Park.
"I have had a wonderful six years here ever since Sir Bobby Robson brought me to the club in 2004, but this summer, I will be moving on.
"It will always be a club that holds a special place in my heart and I would like to thank the players, staff and fans for everything they have done for me over the years.
"I hope that I will be back here as a spectator in the future to see the club lift more silverware."
It is not known if Butt will continue playing once he leaves Newcastle with rumours suggesting the 35-year-old could hang up his boots.
Meanwhile, Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias has praised the whole club for the efforts in winning promotion.
Llambias, who along with owner Mike Ashley has at times enjoyed a fractious relationship with the fans, thanked them for their support and saluted the work of Chris Hughton and his players.
Writing in his programme notes ahead of Saturday's clash with Ipswich, Llambias said: "It really has been a monumental effort from all concerned here at Newcastle United this season, from Chris Hughton and his players and all of our staff at the training ground and here at St James' Park.
"I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at this football club for everything you have done this season.
"I'm well aware of how difficult things were this time last year and the potential struggles we faced going into this season, but all of your efforts have helped contribute to what has turned out to be a successful campaign.
"Going back up to the Premier League was always our aim this season and we are delighted that this great club is now back where it belongs in the top flight of English football.
"We now have the opportunity to plan for life back in the Premier League and we are under no illusions about the challenges that lie ahead.
"But today is all about what we have achieved this season, so I genuinely hope that everyone inside St James' Park enjoys this afternoon and the chance to celebrate our Championship success - you have earned it."