Guardiola’s mother dies from coronavirus
Published: 10:57 AM, 7 April 2020
Pep Guardiola and his mother Dolors Sala Carrio
Dolors Sala Carrio, the mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting coronavirus. She was 82.
Dolors was diagnosed with coronavirus after showing symptoms in Barcelona. The death news greeted by an outpouring of condolences from across football for Guardiola and his family.
The Premier League champions on Monday said in a statement: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. 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.”
Guardiola has been active in contributing towards the fight against coronavirus, having donated one million euros (£918,000) towards a Barcelona-based charity.
The announcement comes with Spain one of the worst-hit countries of coronavirus in the world, with the latest numbers from the John Hopkins University recording 135,000 confirmed cases, second only to the United States, and more than 13,000 deaths that is the most worldwide outside of Italy, which has recorded nearly 16,000 deaths.