Mother of Man City manager, Pep Guardiola dies of coronavirus
London, April, 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, has died aged 82 in Barcelona after contracting coronavirus.
“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends,” said Manchester City on social media.
Monday’s increase of 637 coronavirus deaths means 13,055 have died in Spain.
Last month, Guardiola donated 1m euros (£920,000) to help fight the outbreak.
The money will be used to purchase medical equipment and protective material for staff involved in treating those admitted to hospital.
Barcelona is in Catalonia, which is one of the areas in Spain with the most concentrated number of cases.
Manchester United tweeted: “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family.”
In a further show of solidarity among Premier League clubs Arsenal tweeted: “We’re deeply saddened by this heartbreaking news. Sending our love and strength to Pep and his family at this difficult time.”