Mother of Man City manager Guardiola dies after contracting coronavirus

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Mother of Man City manager Guardiola dies after contracting coronavirus

The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died in Spain after contracting coronavirus.

The Premier League club said Dolors Sala Carrio passed away aged 82 in Manresa, Barcelona from COVID-19.

"Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends," Manchester City said in a statement on Twitter.

The football manager is currently in Spain, having returned to his home country during the ongoing postponement of the Premier League.

Club 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."

 

Manchester United have also tweeted their condolences.

La Liga side 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."

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