Published on June 6th, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
Pep Guardiola to face old club Bayern in pre-season friendly
Pep Guardiola’s first game in charge will see him return to the Allianz Arena to face his former club Bayern Munich this July
As if City’s pre-season fixtures didn’t look interesting enough already, it has now been announced that the Blues will be going head to head with the German champions next month.
At the time of the fixture, Bayern will have new manager Carlo Ancelotti in charge and the friendly is seen as ideal preparation for both clubs as they look to challenge for silverware domestically and in Europe.
A successful spell saw Guardiola lift the Bundesliga trophy three times in three years and City chief executive Ferrran Soriano told mcfc.co.uk that he is pleased to have been able to secure a valuable pre-season test.
City have encountered the Bavarians several times in recent seasons, having faced them in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 Champions League, with the last friendly between the two sides coming in summer 2013.
That day, the home side had the edge as a Thomas Muller penalty and one from Mario Mandzukic cancelled out Alvaro Negredo’s opener.
The match takes place on Wednesday 20 July at 8:30pm GMT and tickets for the game are priced from 15€ and are on sale now from the Bayern Munich website.