Paul Hartley has been named club captain at Aberdeen after joining the Scottish outfit on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Scotland international completed his switch to Pittodrie following a one-year stint at Bristol City.
Hartley was keen on making a Scotland return and Dons manager Mark McGhee swooped in after the midfielder's expected Hearts comeback failed to materialise.
McGhee is expecting his sixth summer signing to flourish in his new post and be a key role model to some of his younger players.
"He'll be the club captain," McGhee told RedTV.
"He'll be a brilliant example to the young players like Peter Pawlett and Fraser Fyvie. He could well be the making of them.
"Paul will be a bit of a policeman in the dressing room and he carries that authority and respect."