The Malaga coach is expected to replace Roberto Mancini and Nasri has been impressed by the job that the experienced Chilean has done in Spain.
The France international midfielder told Sky Sports News: "I think he is a great manager.
"He proved himself with Villarreal. At Real Madrid as well, even though he didn't win the title, they finished with 96 points. And at Malaga too.
"All his teams play attractive football and I think that's what people want to see.
"You pay for a ticket to go to football to see something great and he's the kind of manager who can do it."
Mancini was sacked by Manchester City last week after losing the FA Cup final to Wigan and failing to retain the Premier League title.