The former England coach has taken the managerial reins at Eastlands, signing a three-year deal as Stuart Pearce's successor.

And the 59-year-old plans to busy in the transfer market over the next five weeks, with a number of new strikers believed to be top of his wanted list.

Aiyegbeni Yakubu, Nicolas Anelka, Johan Elmander, Roque Santa Cruz, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch have all been linked to City in recent weeks.

And Eriksson, who refused to discuss how big his transfer warchest would be, said: "I can promise you will see new faces in the squad and the team when the Premier League starts.

"Let's wait until the middle of August and you will see.

"It's a big, big club and I think a lot of football players around the world would like to play for Manchester City especially as they know this club will be bigger and bigger."

On his current squad, he said: "I think it's good. One thing I think is very, very good is that we have six players from the academy in the squad.

"That's important, that's something to build on for the future."