Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola‘s 82-year-old mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, has died in Barcelona after contracting the coronavirus. The announcement was made by the club earlier today on Twitter.
“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. Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has spoken in reaction to the tragic passing of Pep’s mother, saying, “Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with Pep and his family at this overwhelmingly sad time. He and they have the love and support of the entire City family.” The defending champions wrote.
To join the fight against the pandemic, the former Barcelona coach donated 1m Euros (£920,000) to fight the outbreak in Spain. Funds are expected to go to a campaign being promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and used to purchase medical equipment and protective materials for the hospital staff involved in treating covid-19 patients.
Meanwhile, tributes from football clubs around the world have started pouring in for the spaniard and his family. His former club wrote, “We at FC Barcelona are deeply saddened by the loss of Dolors Sala during this difficult time, and we would like to express our most heartfelt condolences, especially to Pep Guardiola, his family, and his friends. Rest in Peace.”
Real Madrid C.F. is deeply saddened by the passing of Dolors Sala Carrió, the mother of Pep Guardiola. Our club wishes to convey its condolences to her family and loved ones.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 6, 2020
All of us at Chelsea send our deepest condolences to Pep Guardiola and his family. 💙 https://t.co/I3U2sdNXyD
— Chelsea FC – #StayHomeSaveLives (@ChelseaFC) April 6, 2020
Our deepest sympathies go to Pep Guardiola after hearing this truly sad news. Our thoughts are with him and his family.
— Wolves (@Wolves) April 6, 2020
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dolors Sala Carrió, mother of Pep Guardiola.
Our thoughts go out to our former player and his family at this desperately sad and difficult time.
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 6, 2020
Meanwhile, there are 135,032 cases of the corona virus in Spain, 13,055 deaths and 40,437 recoveries.
Spain’s coronavirus death toll is the country’s lowest in over two weeks as crisis shows signs of slowing.
Our heartfelt condolences to the Guardiola family and indeed to those who have lost loved ones in this troubled times. May their souls rest in peace. Amen