Arsenal legend George Graham believes Manuel Pellegrini will prove a long-term appointment at Manchester City.

Graham feels the Chilean will bring stability to City.

He told the Mirror: "I have seen what he has done and I am impressed. He seems the kind of manager who does not stand for any nonsense.

"He has also tasted life at a big club - maybe the biggest - when he was in charge at Real Madrid.

"He'll know what is ahead. He did great work at Villarreal and ­Malaga.

"I never saw Roberto Mancini as a long-term appointment - City were too often on the front pages rather than the back during his time there.

"But Pellegrini will bring some ­stability to City."