On 19 December 2009, it was announced that former Inter boss Roberto Mancini had agreed to become City’s new manager.
An FA Cup, a Premier League title and three years later, the Italian’s stock has never been higher, so what better time to look at some of Mancini's key Premier League stats as City boss to celebrate his three year anniversary?
Winning mentality: Roberto Mancini has won 70 of his 114 Premier League games in charge of the Blues (61.40%).
Isolated incident: City have only lost back to back Premier League games once under Mancini, which were against Arsenal and Wolves back in October 2010.
Goal rush: City have only failed to score on 22 occasions under Mancini in the Premier League. (19.30% of matches).
Rotation method: Roberto has named 61 different players in his Premier League matchday squads since Dec 09’
Small margins: The last time City were beaten by more than a single goal under Mancini was in April 2011 (a 3-0 loss away to Liverpool at Anfield).
Captain fantastic: Vincent Kompany has started 102 Premier League games under Roberto (89.47%).
Lucky charm: Of players to have played over 50 games for City under Mancini in the Premier League, Joleon Lescott has the highest win percentage of 71.21% (P66, W47, D10, L9).
Long rangers: 37 of the 226 Premier League goals scored under Roberto in the Premier League have been netted from outside the penalty area (16.37%).
Away days: 95 of the 226 goals scored under Mancini have come away from home (42.04%).
Taking initiative: City have taken the lead 110 times under Roberto Mancini in his 114 matches in charge.
Demolition jobs: Roberto's biggest win is 6-1, occurring 3 times, all away from home v Burnley, Manchester United and Norwich City.
Thank you to @OptaCity for providing us with the figures, now join us in toasting the boss over on Twitter, letting us know your favourite Mancini moments using the hashtag: #ManciniMoments and we’ll retweet some of the best.