Santi Cazorla has tipped Manuel Pellegrini to do 'spectacular things' at Manchester City.
The Arsenal star has spent much of his career under Pellegrini's tutelage, firstly at Villarreal and then at Malaga.
And Cazorla is backing his former boss to do good things at Manchester City if, as expected, he is confirmed as Roberto Mancini's successor.
"What can I say about Manuel Pellegrini? He has been very important for my career," he told The People.
"As a manager, he has shown he is at the top level in Madrid, Malaga and Villarreal. He made his mark.
"With Manchester City, if he goes there, he'll do spectacular things and they will get better as a team.
"He'll adapt to the Premier League. He'll change City's style but the players he has got, they'll adapt very well. I hope the best for him.
"If he goes to City, he deserves that and I'll be happy for him. He's ready as he likes pressure. He's ready for any team.
"In Madrid, he didn't have the luck. It doesn't mean he's not able...