Jordan Chapell revealed Jon McCarthy's appointment as manager was a significant factor in his decision to remain with Chester FC .
The ex-Torquay United winger penned a new 12-month deal on Tuesday afternoon , taking the number of players signed up for next season to 11.
Sheffield-based Chapell had a mixed debut campaign with the club after arriving last summer on a free transfer, finishing with five goals from 41 games.
The 24-year-old got off to an impressive start but then suffered a dip in form coinciding with a poor run of results for the Blues and lost his place in the team.
He regained his spot but was then sidelined with an ankle knock, however Chapell returned for the final four games after Steve Burr had been sacked and helped Chester record three successive wins under caretaker McCarthy to stave off the threat of relegation.
McCarthy was named manager on a permanent basis at the start of May and Chapell is looking forward to working under the former Northern Ireland international, tipping him to get the best out of a squad that failed to live up to expectations during last season.
"One of the main things about staying here was Macca taking over as manager," Chapell told the club's official website.
"We had chats towards the end of the season when he was caretaker manager and it was something that I was very interested in.
"We finished the season strongly and you look at someone like Kane Richards who will be here next season - Macca can get the best out of these players."