Former Manchester City player Niall Quinn believes new manager Manuel Pellegrini's elaxed personality will prompt a change of fortunes for the club, after losing their Premier League crown to rivals Manchester United last season.
The Chilean was brought in from Malaga to replace Roberto Mancini in the close-season after City relinquished their title, and Quinn feels it has been a wise move.
The 46-year-old pundit has also insisted that Mancini's 'edginess' did not help as City failed to clinch any silverware aside from the Community Shield last term, and thinks Pellegrini's 'charisma' will help the dressing room.
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"I like what Pellegrini is about and what he has at his disposal at City. I think he has a dressing room that needed a bit of TLC.
"I think he is a very charismatic man. I was out in Hong Kong and I watched him in action around the players. Holistic is a word I would use to describe his interaction with the players.
"And I think that was what that dressing room badly needed. They are good enough to win it."
City, though, have not had the strongest start under Pellegrini, winning just half of their pre-season fixtures including falling to a 3-1 defeat against Premier League rivals Arsenal on Saturday.
Pellegrini will hope to hit the ground running when he makes his Premier League bow against Newcastle United at home next Monday.