Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart has said the new coach Chilean Manuel Pellegrini’s direct approach to training is proving to be a big hit with the team.

The former Malaga boss was brought in as a replacement for the ousted Roberto Mancini in a bid to help City win the Premiership.

Hart feels as if he and the rest of the squad no exactly where they stand with the new boss, and that he feels as if the club is coming together following their 5-3 win over AC last Thursday night.

“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,” Hart told Manchester Evening News.

“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.”