Mourinho and Guardiola set to meet again when Bayern take on Chelsea

Newly-crowned champions of Europe Bayern Munich will play Europa League winners Chelsea in the Uefa Super Cup in August

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Jose Mourinho is likely to take over at Chelsea this summer Photo: Steindy, via Wikimedia

Newly-crowned champions of Europe Bayern Munich will play Europa League winners Chelsea in the Uefa Super Cup at the Eden Arena in Prague on 30 August.

However, both of the coaches who guided their respective clubs to glory will have moved on by then.

Jupp Heynckes, who added the Champions League to the Bundesliga with Bayern, is set to retire and will be replaced by Pep Guardiola. Rafael Benítez, interim manager when Chelsea lifted the Europa League, is poised to pen a two-year contract with Napoli and his successor, although yet to be made official, is likely to be Jose Mourinho.

So two old foes look set to come face-to-face once again.

The clash will mark the renewal of a stormy rivalry which was played out during two fiercely-fought campaigns in La Liga and in European football’s blue ribbon club competition when Guardiola and Mourinho were at the helm at Barça and Madrid respectively.

The last meeting between the two coaches was on 22 April 2012, when Madrid ran out 2-1 winners – a result which left them with a free run to the league title.

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