Harry Maguire is 'excited' by the appointment of David Weir as Danny Wilson's permanent successor.
The defender, who also expressed his delight at the news that Chris Morgan will be remaining at Bramall Lane as part Weir's backroom staff, is tipping a bright future at the Lane.
Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield, Maguire commented: "It is a very exciting appointment for the Club and certainly a positive one moving forward.
"It has taken longer than a lot of people were perhaps expecting, but I am sure it will be worth the wait.
"David (Weir) has had a fantastic career at the top level, so I look forward to working with him. His record speaks for itself and he is also a terrific leader, having captained his country and every club he has played for.
"I am delighted to hear Morgs is staying at the club, too, because he has played a big part in my development over the last two seasons."
Looking at what the future holds, the Sheffield-born centre-half concluded: "We have had two seasons in League One now, the first season we were certainly very unfortunate and last term ended in another disappointment.
"I am sure David will reinvigorate the lads in pre-season, though, and come the 3rd August we will be raring to go again.
"I am itching to hit the ground running in pre-season and I am sure all the lads will all be looking forward to meeting the new boss."