Incoming FC Bayern München coach Carlo Ancelotti says he wiil inherit a "fantastic team" from Pep Guardiola. - © © gettyimages
Incoming FC Bayern München coach Carlo Ancelotti says he wiil inherit a "fantastic team" from Pep Guardiola. - © © gettyimages
Bundesliga

Ancelotti to make Bayern debut against fifth-tier Lippstadt

Carlo Ancelotti will take charge of FC Bayern München for the first time in a pre-season friendly against Oberliga outfit SV Lippstadt 08 on 16 July.

'I don't want to make too many changes'

The 56-year-old Italian replaces Pep Guardiola on a three-year deal and will be officially unveiled as the club's new head coach on 1 July.

"I've got a lot of work ahead of me," Ancelotti told Sky News Germany. "I have to try to better the incredible last season. I want to bring in my philosophy and methodology, but I don't want to make too many changes because the team is fantastic."

Like his predecessor, Ancelotti is expected to conduct his first press conference as Bayern boss in German. Proceeds from his debut, meanwhile, will be split between fifth-tier Lippstadt and the Lippstadt refugee centre, at the request of Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who was born in the North-Rhine Westphalian town.