Pep Guardiola has told the story of when the two managers met for dinner in Germany during his time at Bayern Munich.
When Guardiola was at Germany with Bayern, and Thomas Tuchel was between his jobs at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, the duo sat down for dinner with Tuchel in Munich.
Here is how Pep Guardiola remembers their interaction: “I was working at Bayern Munich and dinner was organized together in Munich together, Schumann’s bar.
“We talked football, football, football, and football. That’s all. We talked about this and that, our feelings, our loves, the good and bad players at that moment.
“So football and football with interesting people means I learn a lot. I had good food and good wine, it was a nice moment to share. It’s a good memory.
“Since then we grew up and, of course, both of us have a good relationship. I respect him and he knows – and I know – that we want to win.”
The two managers will face off in a Champions League final with a win likely to be huge for both of their clubs.