Manchester City No2 Ruben Cousillas is confident the players will quickly take to manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Cousillas has followed Pellegrini to City this summer.
"He has lots of personality, is always clear and handles his team brilliantly. His drive comes naturally - you cannot learn it, or buy it.
"Manuel has a way of convincing others to fall in love with his ideas. He is a mix of football intellectual and super-intelligent person, and his blend of engineering studies and football career is one which is hard to find.
"As assistant I will have the players' ear, but Manuel speaks daily with them, while they are warming up or after the game, so the players always know what he is thinking."