Pep Guardiola’s mom, Dolors Sala Carrió, has died aged 82 from coronavirus, information greeted by an outpouring of condolences from throughout soccer for the Manchester City supervisor and his household.
The Premier League champions stated in a press release: “The Manchester Metropolis household are devastated to report the loss of life as we speak of Pep’s mom, Dolors Sala Carrió, in Manresa, Barcelona, after contracting Corona Virus… Everybody related to the membership sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his household and all their buddies.”
Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the Metropolis chairman, stated: “Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with Pep and his household at this overwhelmingly unhappy time. He and so they have the love and help of the whole Metropolis household.”
Manchester United and Arsenal had been amongst many golf equipment domestically and overseas who supplied their condolences. United tweeted: “Everybody at Manchester United is saddened to listen to this horrible information. We ship our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his household.”
Final month Guardiola donated €1m to the Angel Soler Daniel Basis and Medical School of Barcelona for the acquisition of apparatus to assist battle the virus in Spain. It has killed greater than 13,000 folks within the nation, making it one of many hardest-hit nations.
Dolors was a former worker of a textile manufacturing unit near the household’s residence in Santpedor about 40 miles north of Barcelona. She had 4 youngsters together with Pep and Pere, who’s a participant agent and represents his brother. One of many daughters, Francesca, is a politician who has been Catalonia’s consultant to the Nordic international locations.
When Barcelona needed to signal Pep as a promising younger participant, Dolors, alongside along with her husband, Valenti, refused the provide earlier than accepting the membership’s second try.
Guardiola went on to have a glittering taking part in and managerial profession. He captained the membership and was a key member of Barca’s inaugural European Cup-winning aspect in 1992 earlier than managing the membership to 2 extra wins within the competitors, securing a treble in 2008-09, his first season in cost.
Barcelona stated: “We’re deeply saddened by the lack of Dolors Sala throughout this tough time and we wish to categorical our most heartfelt condolences, particularly to Pep Guardiola, his household, and his buddies. Relaxation in Peace.”
Bayern Munich, whom he coached between 2013 and 2016, tweeted: “Dearest Pep, everybody at FC Bayern is mourning with you and your loved ones.”