Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has acknowledged it was a quick decision to appoint Uwe Rosler as the club's new manager.
Rosler had impressed during his time in charge of Brentford and he was named Owen Coyle's successor at Wigan over the weekend.
Whelan admitted he has been an admirer of Rosler for a while and knew almost immediately he was the right man for the job.
He told Wigan Today: "I've watched his progress, you've got to see who is doing well.
"Before you need a manager you've got to look and I looked across the leagues and I thought 'that lad's doing all right at Brentford because they could have got promotion last season', they were so unlucky.
"When he applied for the job I had in mind his record so I did fancy what he's done and I did like what he's done.
"When I met him, I was convinced, I would say, in five minutes that this lad was what I thought I was looking for. He had the right attitude, he said the right things and I liked his attitude totally.
"It only took me five minutes to think 'I like this lad and I think I'm going to give him a go'."
Rosler's first task will be to travel to Slovenia with the aim of three points against Maribor in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Wigan must win to stand a chance of qualifying from the group and need Zulte Waregem to lose at Rubin Kazan.
Graham Barrow took charge of the two games after Coyle left and he thinks the midweek game will be a chance for Rosler to see what his new side are capable of.
Barrow met Rosler on Saturday and said: "He was very positive as you would expect.
"I know of him as a player and you meet him and there's signs that it's going to be right.
"He's got a fantastic approach, he's been very respectful to all of us and he's had a chat with me.
"I think the Maribor game is a nice opportunity for him to put his mark on the team and have a good look at things before the Sunday game."