A former Manchester City player himself, it appears Patrick Vieira is being groomed for the top job at the Etihad Stadium.
The Arsenal legend has held a number of roles since ending his playing career with City in 2011, and is currently in charge of the club's Elite Development squad.
Vieira is a hugely respected name in world football, and he'd certainly be a manager players wanted to give their all for.
However, his lack of managerial experience makes him a huge risk, though City may feel it's one worth taking.
Giving the job to Vieira would certainly represent throwing him in at the deep end, but if his playing days are anything to go by you'd back him to come out fighting, and probably end up with a trophy in his hands.