The relentless pandemic has delivered yet another devastating blow to the football world with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s mother sadly passing away due to Coronavirus in Barcelona.
Manchester City confirmed the same and offered their utmost sympathy and condolences to their manager through a statement on Twitter which read:
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 .
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 6, 2020Advertisement
The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s moth Dolors Sala Carrio 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.”
Dolors Sala Carrio was married to Valenti and worked as a sales assistant. The couple had 4 children with Pep being the third.
She saw her son rule the footballing landscape in Europe over the past decade with successful stints in Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola had earlier made a sizable 1 million euros donation to the Barcelona-based Angel Soler Daniel Foundation to aid in their fight against Coronavirus.
“Pep Guardiola has made a donation of one million euros to the Fundacio Angel Soler Daniel for the acquisition and supply of health equipment to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Clubs around England, including Manchester City’s rivals Manchester United and Liverpool, sent their condolences through Twitter.
“Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family. #ACityUnited.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 6, 2020
“Deepest condolences from everybody at Liverpool FC. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time.