Pep to face familiar foes on first match in charge at Man City

Date published: Monday 6th June 2016 1:35

Carlo Ancelotti: Stepping into Pep Guardiola's shoes at Bayern Munich

Carlo Ancelotti: Stepping into Pep Guardiola's shoes at Bayern Munich

New Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will face former club Bayern Munich in his first match in charge in a pre-season friendly at the Allianz Arena.

The Spaniard, who left the German champions at the end of the season after winning a league and cup double, takes his new side back to his previous employers on July 20.

“Playing Bayern Munich is always a great occasion and this match has the added excitement of our new head coach Pep Guardiola returning to play with Manchester City against his former club,” City chief executive Ferrran Soriano toldĀ the club’s website.

“Bayern will provide fitting opposition as our team continues its pre-season preparations and we will be able to connect with our fans in Germany.”

Bayern will be managed by former Real Madrid, AC Milan and Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti.

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