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Pep Guardiola’s mother dies after coronavirus infection

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Guardiola donated $1.08million last month to fight against the virus

BARCELONA – The mother of Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has died after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the English Premier League champions said on Monday.

“The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. She was 82-years-old,” City said in a post on their official Twitter account.

“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”

Guardiola, who has also coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich and spent most of his playing career with Barca, donated $1.08million last month to fight against the virus, contributing to a campaign launched by the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College of Barcelona.

Dolors saw Guardiola win six Spanish titles and the European Cup as a player at Barcelona, while he has won many titles as a manager with Barca, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

Reuters