Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola's Mother Dies Due to Coronavirus Aged 82

Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola's Mother Dies Due to Coronavirus Aged 82”

The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting coronavirus, aged 82.

"Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this awful news".

It is unclear at this stage if Guardiola's mother was suffering from an underlying health condition. "We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family", the club said in a tweet.

Dolors Sala Carrio passed away in Barcelona on Monday, with the club releasing a statement via their official Twitter account.

Dolors sadly passed away in Barcelona
Dolors sadly passed away in Barcelona

Spaniard Guardiola, 49, has been in charge of Manchester City since July 2016 after spells as manager of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

The 82-year-old died in her hometown of Manresa in Catalonia and the news was confirmed by the club.

Spain has been one of the world's worst-affected countries in the coronavirus crisis, with just over 13,000 people dying from Covid-19 - a death toll second only to Italy.

Sala's death comes just weeks after Pep made a huge donation of of KSh 120 million (€1million) to help fight coronavirus in Spain.

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