Mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dies aged 82 after contracting coronavirus

Club 'devastated to report the death' of Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 01, 2020 Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola celebrates with the trophy on the pitch after the English League Cup final football match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London on March 1, 2020. Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has donated one million euros ($1.08 million) to help buy medical supplies for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in his native Spain. The former FC Barcelona boss gave the money to the Medical College of Barcelona to buy "medical equipment that is currently lacking in health centres in Catalonia," the body said in a statement.
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The 82-year-old mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting coronavirus, the club has confirmed.

"The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep's mother Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona, after contracting coronavirus," the Premier League champions said.

"Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends."

Guardiola, 49, last month donated €1 million (Dh3.98 million) to buy medical supplies for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in his native Spain.

He also issued a video as part of the club's Cityzens At Home initiative urging fans to stay at home in an effort to stem the spread of the virus.

In a statement, City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "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."

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