Everton new-boy Steven Naismith has revealed the chance of work with David Moyes was a big factor in his decision to move to Goodison Park.
The former Kilmarnock forward signed a four-year deal with the Toffees on Tuesday to become their first summer signing.
The 25-year-old was a free agent after rejecting the chance to switch his contract to the Rangers newco.
The move means the Scotland striker will be re-united with former Rangers team-mates Nikica Jelavic and David Weir and Naismith admits he had spoken to the pair about the move.
However, the striker cited the influence of Moyes, who has recently celebrated a decade in the Goodison hotseat, as the principal reason for his move to the club.
"My decision to move to Everton was, first of all, that under the manager's leadership over the last 10 years they have been one of the most successful clubs in terms of growing and the facilities are world class," he said.
World's best league
"I think last season showed that, finishing seventh in the world's best league and above your nearest rivals and doing quite well in the cups. It is what every player strives for.
"I have heard a lot from various people who have been in contact with the club over the last few years and there are some great guys in the squad.
"I spoke to Nikica and David Weir especially. He has been a big part of my career and he told me I would love it and his words mean a lot to me.
Naismith also insisted he had no concerns about making the step up from the SPL to the Premier League, adding: "It is a quality squad but I am definitely going to get opportunities and it is my goal to take them.
"The players here will make me a better player. I have confidence in my own ability and am confident I can do it at the highest level and with the help of my team-mates hopefully we can start the season quickly."