Rob Edwards says his eight years at Exeter can only help him in his new role as Tranmere manager.
The 41-year-old departed St James Park after eight years to take up the reins of a side that the Grecians will cross swords with in League Two next season.
And Edwards explained that, while he will be his own man, the time spent with Paul Tisdale, Steve Perryman and the other coaches at the Cat & Fiddle will only benefit his first job in management at Prenton Park.
"Exeter is a very good club," he said. "It is very well run with really good structures in place and a manager and director of football who I have worked with a lot and enjoyed working with and learned a lot from them.
"I am going to bring a lot of my ideas and things they did to this club and try and move it on.
"We had some very good teams down there when I was still playing and we got promoted two times in two years with a few home-grown players in the team as well.
"So I will take a lot from Exeter but I have my own ideas on how the game is to be played."