Toure gives his verdict on the new man in charge at City.
Manchester City star Yaya Toure is struggling to contain his joy at working under new manager Manuel Pellegrini this season and the midfielder has nothing but praise for the Chilean.
“This guy is called ‘The Engineer’ because he works so hard to build such good teams,” the 30-year-old was quoted in the Sun.
“He is a fantastic manager and I hope he can lead us to some trophies this year. He is unbelievable.
“He comes with a great reputation and we are all working hard to try and deliver what he wants from us.”
Pellegrini comes to the Etihad Stadium with a fantastic reputation having had a prolonged period of success in Spain with both Villarreal and Malaga – along with a brief year-long spell at Real Madrid.
Now at City the 59-year-old will have a tough task on his hands to bring trophies back to the blue side of Manchester, with the club missing out on silverware entirely in 2012/13.
Following the FA Cup in 2011 and a maiden Premier League title in 2012, that 12-month barren spell was enough to convince the City owners to sack Pellegrini’s predecessor Roberto Mancini.
Therefore the former Malaga boss will be expected to deliver instant tsuccess at Eastlands or quite possibility face the chop himself.
Pellegrini is taking nothing by chance though and has already spent nearly £100m on new recruitments, including Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk, Sevilla duo Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo and also Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina.