Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrió, has died aged 82 from coronavirus, in news greeted by an outpouring of condolences across football for the Manchester City manager and his family.
The Premier League champions said in a statement: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrió, in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus… Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”
Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the chairman, 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 and Arsenal were among many clubs both domestically and abroad who offered their best wishes. United tweeted: “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family.”