Jupp Heynckes proclaimed Bayer Leverkusen have signed the headline act of German football in Michael Ballack.
Ballack agreed to return to the club he represented between 1999 and 2002 after being released by Chelsea this summer.
The 33-year-old resumes his love affair with the Bundesliga, a league where he has won four titles.
And despite the division already containing players such as Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, Heynckes believes Bayer have acquired the block-buster name.
"Michael is going to be the attraction of the league," said the Bayer coach of the injured Germany captain in Bild.
"It is incredible that such a fantastic player is now back in Leverkusen."
Heynckes also revealed that the 33-year-old had turned down several more lucrative offers to return to the BayArena.
"I would never have thought that he would sacrifice so much money, and I told him this," said Heynckes, who led Leverkusen to fourth in the Bundesliga last season.
Heynckes will hope Ballack's arrival can take Leverkusen onto the next level and enable them to challenge for silverware next season.
"(He will give us) dominance in midfield, a goalscoring threat from free-kicks and the youngsters can learn a great deal from him," said the 65-year-old coach, whose team started pre-season training on Monday.
Ballack was an absentee as he is due to undergo further tests on his ankle injury in Munich before flying out to South Africa to lend his support to the national team for the remainder of the World Cup.