Hart: Pellegrini management suits Man City better than Mancini

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart says the players are responding quickly to new manager Manuel Pellegrini's methods.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart says the players are responding quickly to new manager Manuel Pellegrini's methods.

The 26-year-old England goalkeeper revealed Pellegrini's methods are 'easier' to understand than those of his predecessor, Roberto Mancini.

Hart told the Manchester Evening News: "It's going well. We know where we stand and how he wants us to play. It worked for the first half an hour against Milan but then it all fell a part a bit.

"We're going in the right direction and it feels good. It sounds strange but I stand in goal and I don't know that much about football management.

"In terms of how I feel about him (Pellegrini), he seems very direct in what he wants and what he needs and that's a lot easier to deal with as a player.

"There's different staff and different players. There's a few of us who have stayed but we know our goals whoever is in charge. I think it should work out. We've got some good players here and hopefully we'll do some good things this season."

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