Pep Guardiola became the new head coach. Bayern signed Jan Kirchhoff, Mario Götze and Thiago. Mitchell Weiser returned from his loan spell. Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Maximilian Riedmüller, Dale Jennings, Mario Gómez, Luiz Gustavo and Emre Can left Bayern. Nils Petersen made his loan spell permanent. Pre-season started on 26 June.
Bayern kicked off their Bundesliga on 9 August against Borussia Mönchengladbach with a 3–1 win and finished on 10 May with a 1–0 win against VfB Stuttgart. Bayern defeated Schwarz-Weiß Rehden 5–0 in the first round of DFB-Pokal. Bayern entered into Champions League in the Group Stage. They defeated CSKA Moscow 3–0 in their opening fixture in the competition on 17 September.
They went to the FIFA Club World Cup in December claiming the title of Club World Champion after wins against Guangzhou Evergrande and Raja Casablanca. Bayern were also in the DFL-Supercup and UEFA Super Cup. They lost to Borussia Dortmund in the DFL-Supercup and defeated Chelsea in a shoot–out in the UEFA Super Cup, making 2013 the most successful year in club history by number of tournaments won (five).
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