City confirm swift return to Bayern for Guardiola

Date published: Monday 6th June 2016 1:00

Pep Guardiola, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 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 told mcfc.co.uk.

“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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