Burnley striker Steven Thompson has hailed boss Owen Coyle - believing he is the key to the Clarets' success.
Burnley are preparing to take on Sheffield United in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Monday, which is being shown live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1 at 3pm.
The Clarets will return to the top flight for the first time in 33 years if they win and Thompson, a free transfer signing from Cardiff last September, puts the secret of the club's success firmly at the door of Coyle.
He said: "It's very rare that you get a manager that every single player at the club likes but I think that's the case here.
"He's friends with all of us and we all get on very well with him.
"I think that's been the key to our success this season.
"The manager is an infectious person to be around, very bubbly, and he also knows a thing or two about football."
Thompson believes Coyle's man management has been the key.
"He keeps everybody on their toes, he keeps everybody involved and he keeps everybody happy," he said.
"When you've got a happy bunch of players who are talented then you're halfway there."
The striker played at Wembley for Cardiff in last season's FA Cup semi-final and final but does not regret his move to Turf Moor.
"It's been a fantastic move for me," said the Scotland international.
"I had a year left at Cardiff and could have stayed there. But things had gone slightly pear-shaped for me and I wanted to leave.
"The club were happy with that and it's just great that this opportunity at Burnley came up."
Coyle's men have prepared for the winner-takes-all clash with a three-day training break on the Algarve.
"I think it was a good idea to get away and chill out for a bit, although we did train hard over there," said Thompson.
"Everybody is very focused and the manager is very good at keeping the players calm.
"We don't have any prima donnas or so-called big-timers."
Thompson believes his side - who will be at full strength at Wembley - will not be intimidated by the physical approach of the Blades.
"We've got some strong players as well, so we can mix it when we have to," he added.
"The form book goes out of the window in these games but both teams are going into this game in very good form."