The Citizens continued their march for the English Premier League title with a 2-0 victory at the Stadium of Light against relegation-threatened Sunderland.
And the Nigeria who has featured just twice in the English topflight this year revealed his colleagues are pleased to have him at the Etihad Stadium, while hoping to keep working hard to get into the fray again.
“I’ve got a good relationship with the manager – everyone here has a good relationship with him," Iheanacho was quoted by MirrorSports.
“We are happy to have him here. He will take this club far, because he is a great manager.
“When you are not playing, you need to train harder. You need to keep faith.
"And when you come into the team, you have to do exactly what your team-mates are doing to help the team achieve something.”