Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrió, has died after contracting the deadly coronavirus.
The club tweeted on its official Twitter handle on Monday: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrió, in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old. Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”
Recall that last month Pep Guardiola donated €1m to Barcelona’s Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College towards the purchase of equipment to fight the disease in Spain. The deadly virus has reportedly killed more than 13,000 people in the country, making Guardiola’s homeland one of the hardest-hit nations.