Going his separate ways: Harry Styles has signed with CAA management after splitting from One Direction's representatives, Modest
'We wish Harry the very best. It has been a real pleasure working with him…Harry is a total gentleman, and we know our good friend Jeffrey Azoff will look after him.
'We look forward to sharing some great wine with them next time we are in L.A, ' Modest executives said in a statement to Billboard.
It was reported earlier this month by The Sun that Harry had dropped his management to move on with a top U.S. agent as The X Factor-founded crooners go their separate way for a lengthy break.
'Harry is a total gentleman': The 21-year-old singer's former management team had nothing but praise for the star as he went his separate ways from bandmates Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson (L-R)
Splitsville: Harry has distanced himself from Modest Management, the company which helped him achieve superstardom alongside his band mates
Long haired Lothario Harry could leave fans devastated if rumours he is attempting to distance himself from his bandmates Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are to be believed.
A music industry insider told the publication: 'Harry is done with One Direction. He wants to completely disassociate with the band and that includes any professional connection.
'His new team will be about launching him as a solo superstar by around this time next year so the work is starting now.'
A spokesperson for Harry declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.
On his own? As The X Factor-founded crooners go their separate way for a lengthy hiatus, Harry is said to want to carve out a solo career in both singing and acting
Farewell! The group have offered fans one last chance to see them in action - including departed band member Zayn Malik - following the release of their final music video for their goodbye track History