Manchester City manager’s mother Pep Guardiola died in Spain after contracting a coronavirus.
Premier League club said Dolors Sala Carrio died at the age of 82 in Manresa, Barcelona, COVID-19.
“Everyone associated with the club sends its deepest sympathy at this most painful moment to Pep, his family and all their friends,” Manchester City said in a statement on Twitter.
The Manchester City family are devastated to report today the death of Pep’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrió, in Manresa, Barcelona, after contracting the Corona virus. She was 82 years old.
– Manchester City (@ManCity) April 6, 2020
The football manager is currently in Spain, having returned to his home country during the ongoing postponement of the Premier League.
Club President Khaldoon Al Mubarak said, “Our prayers and sincere condolences go out to Pep and his family at this extremely sad time.
“He and they have the love and support of the whole City family. “
Manchester United also tweeted their condolences.
“We send our sincere condolences to Pep and his family. #ACityUnited, “the club said in a statement.
Former city star Yaya Touré and Ligue 1 side manager Fleetwood Town Joey Barton have both added to the numbers flocking to the club.
The official accounts of Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur both tweeted their condolences to Guardiola.
Brighton and Hove Albion, Norwich CIty FC and Nottingham Forest also paid tribute.
Last month, Guardiola, 49, donated € 1 million (£ 918,000) to help his country of origin fight COVID-19.
Spain is one of the countries most affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.
The country is second behind Italy for the number of people who died as a result COVID19.
Deaths in Spain have dropped for the fourth day in a row – 637 people have died as a result of the virus in the past 24 hours, up from 950 in total on Thursday.
Guardiola also released a video as part of Man City’s Cityzens At Home campaign, which urges fans to stay home and listen to the advice of scientists, doctors and nurses.
The Premier League the season is currently on hold until he is sure to resume play.