Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has lost his mother to the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), the club announced on Monday.
The Manchester club said in a statement shared on social media that Dolors Sala Carri, 82, died of coronavirus in Manresa, Barcelona.
The club expressed its symphathy to the manager and his family “at this most distressing time”.
The statement read: “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.
“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.
“Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has spoken in reaction to the tragic passing of Pep’s mother, saying, ‘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.'”