Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, has died at the age of 82 in Barcelona after contracting coronavirus.
Reports coming from BBC Sport confirmed that “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.
Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Norwich and others have sent their condolences to the City boss via their various social media handlers.
Also, La Liga giant Barcelona posted on Twitter: “We 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.”
The death means Monday’s increase of 637 coronavirus deaths means 13,055 have died in Spain.
She died in Barcelona, which is in Catalonia and happens to be one of the most hit areas in Spain and with concentrated number of cases.