The 39-year-old has never officiated this fixture before, but he did take charge of five Champions League games last term and has experience of having refereed 46 UEFA encounters in total.
He will be accompanied by an all-English team of officials. Simon Beck and Stuart Burt will be the assistant referees, with Darren England acting as fourth official. There will also be two additional assistant referees in case of injury – Michael Oliver and Anthony Taylor.
The match, which will take place at the Cardiff City Stadium in Wales, pits the winners of the previous season's Champions League against the side that lifted the Europa League trophy.