Gael Clichy has called on Manchester City's hierarchy to keep Roberto Mancini as manager at the Etihad Stadium.
Mancini's future at City has been the subject of fresh speculation in recent days after reports linked Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini with a move to City at the end of the season.
Mancini has shrugged off the rumours over his position and remains confident he has the backing of City's owners.
Clichy is a big fan of Mancini and hopes City chiefs will keep faith with the Italian as his record proves he is the right man to take the club forward.
"Only time will tell whether the club decides to sack him or keep him, but he's doing well," Clichy told The Sun.
"It's the people above who decide - but I believe he can take us higher.
"He's the one who brought me here. Of course I'd like to see him stay. As a player you want to give your best for a manager like him.
"If you look at his record, he's the one who brought ...