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The odd man out, Atletico coach Diego Simeone, won a Europa League title with the club in 2012.

Ancelotti also played for AC Milan when it was the last back-to-back champion, winning the European Cup in 1989 and ‘90.

The Italian coach is seeking to take Real Madrid to its first final in 12 years. Under Mourinho, it lost in the semifinals for the past three seasons.

“I’m confident we can do what is needed to win,” Ancelotti said. “Guardiola is one of the best coaches in the world and the series against Bayern will be difficult for both teams.”

The return matches will be played on April 29 in Munich and the following night in London. The final is scheduled for May 24 at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon.