Pep Guardiola’s mother has sadly died after contracting coronavirus, Manchester City have confirmed.
The club released a statement on social media after Dolors Sala Carrio passed away aged 82 in Manresa, Barcelona.
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 .
It read: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s moth Dolors Sala Carrio 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.”
Dolors was a former sales who was still married to Pep’s father Valenti, a bricklayer.
They had four children. Pep is their third child, after having two daughters and then finally a second son.
It was understood she had been living in Santpedor, a quiet village in central Catalonia where Pep grew up.