The most controversial name on the list, imagine the reaction if the next man to swap the Emirates for the Etihad was the main man himself - Arsene Wenger.
It's hard to believe the Frenchman will ever manage another club in England having recently signed a three-year deal that would extend his stay in North London to a mammoth 21 years.
However, one FA Cup win in nine years has left the natives disgruntled, and the 'Wenger out' campaign grows slightly every year he fails to deliver a Premier League title or Champions League glory.
You can be certain Wenger won't walk out on Arsenal, but should they decide to end his reign prematurely, you'd expect him to have a number of offers on the table.
One of those could come from City, who would see him as the perfect man to deliver short term success until Vieira is ready to taken the helm.