Leicester defender Gareth McAuley has ended speculation over his future by signing a new deal.
The Northern Ireland international, who was the subject of a bid from Ipswich in the January transfer window, has inked a new three-and-a-half year contract.
McAuley admitted Foxes boss Ian Holloway played a big part in his decision to reject Ipswich's overtures and stay at the Walkers Stadium.
"As soon as the bid came in, Ollie took me aside and told me that he didn't want me to go. I told him that I didn't want to go either," McAuley told the club's official website.
"It was out of my hands for a while really and proved to be quite unsettling.
"But happily things have worked out and I am delighted to have signed a new contract.
"I was adamant that I wanted to stay and it still excites me every time I play for this club.
"I feel comfortable and happy here and since Ollie has arrived I feel as though I've started to learn the game again.
"I believe he can improve me as a player and that's one of the main reasons why I committed myself for another three-and-a-half years.
"I am progressing at club and international level and am enjoying things."