The sad news just keeps rolling in for the Premier League and certain clubs. This time, Man City’s manager gets hit with the worst news during the COVID-19 times.
It has been widely reported that back-to-back Premier League winner, Pep Guardiola has lost his mother of 82-years-old to the novel Coronavirus. His mother was in Spain at the time of the heartbreaking news.
This is a devastating account for the Spaniard, the club, and the world of football. It is most important to note, he will not be able to see his mother to lay her to rest, which is the saddest reality to come to terms with.
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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. Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has spoken in reaction to the tragic passing of Pep’s mother… Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with Pep and his family at this overwhelmingly sad time. He and they have the love and support of the entire City family. (Via: Man City Twitter account)
Pep recently was in the headlines for his good deeds during these COVID-19 struggles and donated a huge sum of €1 million to help aid Spain and their health department in the fight against the Coronavirus.
The matter is more serious than we think
This is one of the more shocking stories to hit football, concerning the pandemic. This also not the way we would have liked to start the week off after weeks of negativity coming from the world’s most dire situation of our current day and age.
Rivals Man United and Liverpool were quick to show their respect to one of the greatest managers in the world today. We at The Top Flight wish him and the Guardiola family all the strength at this extremely difficult time and may his mother’s soul rest in peace.