Heartbreak arrives for Man City as Pep Guardiola's mother passes away due to coronavirus
Simply tragic news has arrived for Manchester City and manager Pep Guardiola. On Monday, it was announced Pep's mother Dolors Sala Carrió passed away at 82 years of age.
Dolors was recovering from the coronavirus, but unfortunately wasn't able to come out on top of her battle in Barcelona. Obviously, sadness has arrived to the Etihad Stadium and the English Premier League as a whole following the news.
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 .— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 6, 2020
Guardiola, known for being one of the best managers in the world, is currently back home in Spain with his family. Before his mother's passing, Pep had been incredibly active in the efforts to combat COVID-19. Last month, he donated €1 million to help combat the pandemic in his native country.
The large sum of money was donated to help purchase medical equipment and protective gear for healthcare workers. Spain has been among the hardest hit countries in the world with the coronavirus. As of this writing, there's more than 140,000 positives cases and the deaths are closing in on 14,000.
Unfortunately, this now includes Guardiola's mom. Since the news broke, countless clubs and players have reached out to Pep on social media to show their support.
Deepest condolences from everybody at Liverpool FC. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time.— Liverpool FC (at 🏠) (@LFC) April 6, 2020
Keep Guardiola and his family in your thoughts, Man City fans. They also need your support during this difficult time.