When Roberto Mancini took over as manager of Manchester City in December 2009, the fear was that he had inherited a poisoned chalice. Within three years, he was the toast of the club after bringing them their first league title in 44 years.
The Italian boss has had to contend with issues during City's recent meteoric rise that other managers (at clubs where progress has been more measured) have not had to deal with.
Here are eight calls that the former Inter Milan coach has made during his time at City that has led them to the very top of English football. Feel free to add your own comments below.