Guardiola’s mother dies after contracting coronavirus, Manchester City confirm

The Premier League club announced on Tuesday afternoon that their Spanish head coach has sadly lost his mother to Covid-19.

Pep Guardiola’s mother has died aged 82 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 mother Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. She was 82 years old.

“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”

Tributes have already begun to pour in on social media, with City’s local rivals Manchester United responding to the news with a heartfelt post of their own.

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