The Premier League club announced on Tuesday afternoon that their Spanish head coach has lamentably lost his mom to Covid-19.
Pep Guardiola’s mom has died aged eighty two after contracting coronavirus, Manchester City have confirmed.
Dolors Sala Carrio passed away in Barcelona on Monday, with the club releasing a statement via their official Twitter account.
It read: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mom Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. She was eighty two years old.
“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his household and all their friends.”
The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mom Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old .
The club wrote on Twitter: “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family.”
Spain has been one of the worst affected countries in the world through the Covid-19 outbreak, with 135,032 cases and 13,055 deaths recorded to date.
Guardiola donated €1 million to Barcelona’s Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College last month, with funds going towards Personal Protection Equipment for those working on the frontline.
We at FC Barcelona are deeply saddened by the loss of Dolors Sala during this challenging time, and we would like to express our most heartfelt condolences, specifically to Pep Guardiola, his family, and his friends. Rest in Peace.
The 49-year-old head coach additionally released a video for the ‘Cityzens At Home’ initiative, urging supporters to continue to be in their houses and stick to the social distancing guidelines set out by authorities officials, scientists and doctors.
Many countries throughout the globe are presently in a state of lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, with it not yet known when it will be safe for restrictions to be lifted and normal lifestyles to resume.
The World Health Organization (WHO) named Europe as the new Covid-19 epicentre on March 13, and the number of cases continues to upward shove throughout the continent with each passing day.
Almost all sporting occasions have been postponed or cancelled completely as the battle to contain the unfold of the sickness rages on, with the Premier League amongst the essential soccer divisions to shut up shop for the foreseeable future.