The Roberto Mancini era is underway at Manchester City and hefty expectations abound. Between the transfer money at his disposal, and the ambition of City's owners, Mancini has quickly embraced the ambitious mentality, declaring intent for a top four finish and a league title challenge.
Two wins from his first two games in charge — over Stoke and Wolves — is a good start. City is in fifth place, just two points behind fourth-place Aston Villa with a game in hand. Plenty of work remains, but with the transfer window about to open, Mancini will likely try and sign a player or two next month.
With January quickly approaching, here's a question for SBI readers: with Mancini now at the helm, where will City end at the season? Have your vote in the poll below.
What do you think? Will City be able to pull off the ambitious top four finish? Or will they have to settle for the Europa League or less?
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