Goalkeeper Scott Bevan says he 'never questioned' moving to Bristol Rovers from Torquay United.
The 31-year-old worked under new Rovers boss Paul Buckle at Plainmoor and became his first signing at the Memorial Stadium this week.
"Torquay offered me something but as soon as the manager came to Bristol and showed an interest in me it was never a question," he told BBC Radio Bristol.
"The manager is a very ambitious guy and it's an exciting time."
He continued: "Torquay is a good family club but you come round here and the expectation is a lot bigger and it's one I'm looking forward to."
Buckle led the Gulls to the League Two play-off final this season, but they lost out to Stevenage and he joined Rovers two days later.
The Pirates, who were relegated from League One this term, had been without a permanent manager since March, following the sacking of Dave Penney.
Bevan, who made 108 appearances in three years at Torquay, has backed Buckle to succeed at Rovers.
"He's very young and enthusiastic," he said. "I started off at Southampton with managers like Gordon Strachan and Glenn Hoddle but I've never seen a manager show so much attention to detail as Paul.
"He gets his DVDs out, he likes breaking things down and he's fantastic.
"He sends you out on the pitch on a Saturday well prepared and he makes a good atmosphere as well. He's up for a laugh but when he needs to get the hairdryer out he's not scared of doing that.
"He certainly got the best out of the boys at Torquay and I'm sure he'll do that same here."