Who is Dolors Sala Carrió? Pep Guardiola’s Mother; Bio, Age, Children, Career, Death

Pep Guardiola's mother succumbs to COVID-19

Dolors Sala Carrió is Pep Guardiola’s mother the Manchester city manager. Dolors Sala Carrió died at 82 from Coronavirus. Dolors Sala’s death came after Pep Guardiola made a donation worth €1m to the Angel Soler Daniel foundation and Medical college of Barcelona with the sole reason of helping fight the virus in Spain.


Dolors Sala was born circa 1938. At the time of her death, she was 82 years old.


Dolors Sala married Valenti Guardiola and together they had four children that included Pere a football agent that is known extensively for managing his brother Pep Guardiola, and two older daughters. One of the daughters, Francesca, is a politician who is a Catalonia’s representative to the Nordic countries.


Before her death, Dolors was a former employee of a textile factory close to the family home in Santpedor which is about 40 miles north of Barcelona. When Pep Guardiola was a promising young player and Barcelona wanted to sign him, Dolors along with his husband Valenti refused the offer but they later accepted the club’s second attempt. Pep Guardiola would then go ahead and have a glittering playing and managerial career.


Dolors Sala died in Manresa, Barcelona after being struck down by the COVID-19 virus. While it is still unclear if she was suffering from an underlying health condition, the tragic news hit the football world leading to condolences from all quarters. Sheikh Mansour, the Manchester city owner, and chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak both contacted Guardiola and expressed heartfelt sympathies on behalf of everyone at the club.

The Chairman said, “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.”

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

City Midfielders Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne both tweeted their condolences to their manager. Many English and European clubs also paid tribute to Guardiaola’s mother and sent their condolences including city’s local rivals Manchester United.

Spain COVID-19 death toll now stands at 14045, after a further 637 deaths on Monday alone. The country’s number of deaths is second only to Italy that has suffered 17127 deaths. Spain is now second to the United States in the number of COVID-19 infections.




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