Many have lost loved ones due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and Pep Guardiola is the latest to suffer from this tragedy. Man City announced that the Spanish tactician has sadly lost his mother to COVID-19 in his home city of Barcelona.
The Citizens announced her tragic passing away on social media while expressing their deepest condolences to the Spanish manager. Pep's mother, Dolors Sala Carrió, was aged 82.
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
"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," the Citizens wrote on Twitter.
"Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends," the Premier League giants added.
Carrió was a mother of four, raising the former Barcelona midfielder, his two sisters, and his younger brother who is an agent. This tragedy comes a week after the 49-year-old donated just over $1M to help the fight against coronavirus in Spain, one of the worst-hit countries in the world.
The football world united in sending their condolences to the Man City boss. Local and European rivals, former players, and journalists all took to social media to pay their regards to Guardiola during this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies go to Pep Guardiola after hearing this truly sad news. Our thoughts are with him and his family.— Wolves (@Wolves) April 6, 2020
What incredibly sad news. Deepest condolences to Pep Guardiola & his family. https://t.co/gpvJfY5G5n— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 6, 2020
Real Madrid C.F. is deeply saddened by the passing of Dolors Sala Carrió, the mother of Pep Guardiola. Our club wishes to convey its condolences to her family and loved ones.— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) April 6, 2020
Really sorry to hear that Pep Guardiola's mother has passed away. Thoughts are with him and his family. So sad.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 6, 2020
Everyone at the club sends their deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time. #BHAFC— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) April 6, 2020
Everyone at Spurs sends their deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time— Tottenham Hotspur (at ) (@SpursOfficial) April 6, 2020