Ancelotti reveals Guardiola's final Bayern message

Guardiola has joined Manchester City for the 2016-17 season, with the former Real Madrid boss replacing him after taking a year out of the game.

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Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will play a friendly against Acelotti's Bayern Munich on July 20.

New Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that former head coach Pep Guardiola left him a personal good luck message in the manager's office.

Guardiola has joined Manchester City for the 2016-17 season, with the former Real Madrid boss replacing him after taking a year out of the game.

Ancelotti insisted the pair have a good bond, as highlighted by the message left behind by the Catalan.

Asked what Guardiola's message was, Ancelotti told Bild: "Good Luck! He wrote it in Italian and capital letters on the wall. That was very pleasant, we have a good relationship."

The Italian also discussed playmaker Mario Gotze, who has been heavily linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena, as well as new teenage signing Renato Sanches.

Ancelotti said: "I had a private chat with Gotze. I told him my opinion and he told me his. He knows also Bayern's opinion.

"I monitored several young players in the last months — one of them was Renato Sanches. When I talked to Bayern about him they already had all the information about him. We both absolutely agreed, that this is exactly the player we would need."

>READ: Renato Sanches named Euro 2016 Young Player of the Tournament

Ancelotti's Bayern career begins with a friendly against Lippstadt on July 16, before his new side meet Guardiola's City in Munich four days later.

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