Pep Guardiola with his mother Photo|COURTESY

Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrió, has died aged 82 from coronavirus, news greeted by an outpouring of condolences from across football for the Manchester City manager and his family.

Manchester City confirm manager’s loss in tweet

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>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. She was 82-years-old .</p>&mdash; Manchester City (@ManCity) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/1247162431467483136?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 6, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

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 City 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 domestically and abroad who offered their condolences. United tweeted: “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family.”

Last month Guardiola donated €1m to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College of Barcelona for the purchase of equipment to help fight the virus in Spain. It has killed more than 13,000 people in the country, making it one of the hardest-hit nations.

Sent Condolences

Chelsea Football Club

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>All of us at Chelsea send our deepest condolences to Pep Guardiola and his family. 💙 <a href=”https://t.co/I3U2sdNXyD”>https://t.co/I3U2sdNXyD</a></p>&mdash; Chelsea FC – #StayHomeSaveLives (@ChelseaFC) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ChelseaFC/status/1247183251862630400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 6, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

Liverpool FC

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>We&#39;d like to send Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and his family our deepest condolences today. His mother Dolors Sala Carrió, 82, has died after contracting coronavirus. 💙❤️ <a href=”https://t.co/DZimWAw7MO”>pic.twitter.com/DZimWAw7MO</a></p>&mdash; Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) <a href=”https://twitter.com/LivEchoLFC/status/1247167327340072962?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 6, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

FC Barcelona

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>We at FC Barcelona 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. Rest in Peace <a href=”https://t.co/dD5Sl18IyI”>https://t.co/dD5Sl18IyI</a></p>&mdash; FC Barcelona (from 🏠) (@FCBarcelona) <a href=”https://twitter.com/FCBarcelona/status/1247184178342395911?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 6, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

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