Manchester City signing Fernandinho has enjoyed his preseason under Manuel Pellegrini.
Pellegrini has been putting the squad through gruelling TRIPLE training sessions during their stay in South Africa.
Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 28, said: “Although Manuel is new, the players are already getting used to his style on and off the pitch — pre-season is a good time for this, to learn his personality.
“At meal times for example he wants everyone together at the same time. This is the way he wants things to be done.
“I am enjoying working with him. It seems like he has that real winning mentality and a strong football philosophy that he will make the players understand.
“I think it will be slightly different because I spent eight years with the same manager. Our relationship was fantastic and I hope I will build the same with Mr Pellegrini.”