Pep Guardiola is embarking on his first season in English football having taken over from Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City in the summer.
And the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss must be pretty happy with the way his side have played in the first three months of the campaign.
City are third in the Premier League after winning seven of their first 11 league matches, including a 2-1 win over neighbours Manchester United in September.
However, it hasn’t all been plain sailing for Guardiola’s side, who have won just one of their last five league games, and have drawn their last three at the Etihad Stadium.
Nevertheless, they are third in the league and just two points adrift of Liverpool at the top and, combined with a sensational 3-1 win over Barcelona and the likelihood of progression from their Champions League group, confidence is growing around the Manchester club.