Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is being tipped to take over from under-fire Manuel Pellegrini on an interim basis for the final six games of the Premier League campaign, the Daily Mail reports.
The 38-year-old is currently in control of City’s development squad and could also be lined up for a managerial role given his experience with the club during the past few years.
However, Pellegrini is believed to have until the end of the season as his future will be decided based on whether he can keep his side in the top four.
His job is in serious jeopardy as they were close title contenders at the start of the 2015 calendar year, but the Chilean now sees his team struggling to keep hold of fourth spot.
A 4-2 loss to city rivals Manchester United at the weekend has prompted a huge reshuffle at the club, with a number of stars already being linked with an exit.