Manchester City have announced the death of Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, after she contracted coronavirus aged 82.
Spain has the pandemic’s second-highest death toll in the world and City confirmed their manager’s mother passed away in Barcelona on Monday.
“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends,” the club statement read.
Guardiola recently donated one million euros to help the fight against the pandemic in his native Spain, where he achieved great success as Barcelona manager.
The 49-year-old also issued a video as part of the club’s Cityzens At Home campaign urging fans to stay at home and to follow the government’s advice.
Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.
More than 13,000 people have died in Spain as a result of the pandemic, second only to Italy, while the nation has over 135,000 confirmed cases, second to the United States.
However, the number of deaths is beginning to fall each day following Thursday’s peak of 950.
After yesterday’s fall, the country’s PM Pedro Sanchez said: “We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Culled from www.talksport.com