Brentford FC's latest recruit Marvin Williams revealed it was the stability offered by Andy Scott's long-term contract that persuaded him to move to west London.
Bees boss Scott fought off competition from MK Dons, Bradford and Luton to land his seventh summer signing this week from Yeovil Town for an undisclosed fee. The Griffin Park board was criticised when it handed Scott a new five-year deal at the tail end of last season.
But Williams - who has already played under SEVEN managers in his short career - reckons it was the security Scott could offer which swung the deal.
He said: "I'm only young, but I've played under too many managers and need some consistency.
"Andy's long contract was a massive thing for me. It's been hard trying to get in a rhythm with all the upheaval.
"I would find myself playing in a certain position one minute, and then another manager would come in and play me somewhere else or not at all."
The 20-year-old former Millwall man, who sought the advice of Glovers team-mate and former Bees fans favourite Lloyd Owusu before moving to Griffin Park, had an injury-ravaged spell at Huish Park last season, making just 24 appearances for Yeovil after moving there last summer.
And he hopes the move to the Bees can kick-start his career.
"Things didn't go how I hoped at Yeovil, but this is a fresh start for me. I don't really see it as dropping down a level," added Williams, who has played alongside Ryan Dickson in a loan spell at Torquay United.
For Scott, Williams fits perfectly into the new breed of footballer he is trying to introduce at Griffin Park.
The Bees boss wants to see more football from his team this campaign, although he insisted the opposition stopped him from playing the way he wanted at times last season.
He said: "Sometimes the league dictates the way you play, and you have to dig in and battle.
"But the players I have brought in, and the work we will be doing in training, will bring us towards the way I want us to play. There will be lots of ball manipulation.
"Marcus Bean, Adam Newton and Leigh Mills are all good footballers, and I want the whole squad to be comfortable with the ball at their feet.
"Marvin Williams fits into that philosophy too. He is very quick and good on the ball, and still only20years old.
"He was a hot prospect at Millwall, and it was only when a lot of changes happened there that he went to Yeovil, where he had injury problems and it didn't work out.
"Now he wants to rediscover that form he showed at Millwall with Brentford."
Williams is expected to fill the right-wing slot vacated by Ricky Shakes and Charlie Ide.
But Scott has watched him play on the left-wing and up front too, so is keeping an open mind.
He said: "Like a lot of our players, Marvin is capable of playing in a number of positions, so we will be trying different variations."
With most of his squad complete already, Scott expects to use the pre-season friendlies to tinker with those variations rather than oversee a flood of trialists.
Recent pre-seasons have seen a whole string of wannabee Bees strut their stuff in hope of landing a contract, with Shakes and Gary Smith the only real success stories.
Scott said: "Aside from a couple more additions, I'm really happy with the squad I've got, so I don't expect to play many trialists in the friendlies.
"Obviously we will look at some if they have interested us, but we're not just going to throw loads in for the sake of it.
"You have to consider the disruption it causes in training too if the trialists you have there are not up to the standard you require."
Those couple of additions Scott wants are likely to be a centre-back to replace departed skipper Matt Heywood, and a new striker.
The latter could yet be Southend's Charlie McDonald, but Scott admitted the long-running deal is no closer to being sealed this week.
He said: "We have spoken to the player and his agent and the negotiations are ongoing.
"I'm not convinced he will sign, but we will have to see. It's one of those deals which could be completed tomorrow, or could take another month."