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Man City coach Guardiola's mother dies after coronavirus infection

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Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on March 08, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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ByReuters
06/04/2020 at 14:17 | Updated 06/04/2020 at 15:40

The mother of Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has died after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the 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," City said in a post on their official Twitter account.

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"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 million last month to fight against the virus, contributing to a campaign launched by the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College of Barcelona.

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Barcelona and Bayern Munich were among those to offer their condolences to their former manager.

Premier League sides Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham also posted in support of Guardiola.

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