Wayne Bridge admits that Mark Hughes played a major role in persuading him his future lay at Manchester City.
The England international signed a four-and-half-year contract at the weekend after City struck a deal with Chelsea in excess of £10million.
Now Bridge is pleased to have sealed his move and is looking forward to working with Hughes again, after the two played together at Southampton,
"Obviously, I've played with the manager before when he was at Southampton and I know him quite well," said Bridge.
"When I spoke to him everything he said was positive and that's good to hear. He was positive about me as well and that's nice it gives me confidence so hopefully I'll be showing that on the pitch.
"I'm very impressed with the vision of the club and where it wants to go. Obviously it's going to take time but we're going to progress and keep doing so until we achieve big things.
"There are some quality players here already and I'm looking forward to playing alongside them. There's a lot of talk of bringing more players in so I'm looking forward to that too."
Bridge is determined to secure a regular starting place under Hughes having been Ashley Cole's deputy at Chelsea.
"I'd like to think so, but obviously and most importantly I want to show the fans here and everyone around that I can do well at Manchester City first," he added.
"I'd like to think I'm coming into my prime but I like to keep myself fit anyway and I've got a good engine and a good left foot so I'll be looking forward to showing that on the pitch."