Adam Matthews is delighted to see Neil Lennon staying on at Celtic, as he helped to lure him to Scotland.
The 19-year-old signed a pre-contract agreement while at Cardiff in February, which saw him commit himself to the Glasgow giants on a four-year deal.
And he is thrilled that any uncertainty has been removed from Lennon's own situation after the Northern Irishman was handed an improved 12-month rolling contract earlier this week.
Matthews said: "He was a big part of me joining the club. I spoke to him and he seemed like he wanted me here and I liked the way he spoke about football.
"It's a great help for me because he is the one who wanted me to come here.
"If a new manager had come in, I would have to prove myself again so I'm very happy that he is staying."
Celtic lost out on the Scottish Premier League title to rivals Rangers by a single point last season in what was Lennon's first full campaign at the helm.
The manager has been honest enough to concede that he could be looking for a new job if he does not deliver the silverware this time around.
But Matthews does not believe those comments have heaped any extra pressure on his players.
He added: "Celtic always have the pressure of competing for the title.
"They came so close last year so hopefully we can go one step further and win the league.
"There is no extra pressure - it's just the same every season.
"When I knew I was coming here, I watched as many games as I could last season and I thought in the end we were unlucky not to win the league.
"But I think we have got the squad to do it this year and I'm looking forward to it."
Matthews trained with the rest of the squad for the first time on Friday.
And he has already been left in little doubt that he made the right decision to swap the Championship for the SPL.
He said: "I've settled in very well and all the boys have made me feel really welcome.
"I had my first proper training season today, which I enjoyed, so I'm just looking forward to the season starting now.
"It definitely is a step up. There are better players and more intensity. I enjoyed it today and I'm just looking forward to the rest of the season."
While Matthews was happy to make the move to Celtic, Craig Conway has opted for a switch to Cardiff despite interest from Rangers and reports suggest his former Dundee United team-mate David Goodwillie could follow suit.
Asked if he was surprised that Cardiff appears to be a more attractive prospect than the Old Firm, Matthews said: "Maybe - but that is their choice.
"I think I have made the right choice in coming here. I'm now just looking forward to playing for Celtic and helping them win the league."