Manchester City have announced that Pep Guardiola's mother has died from Covid-19.

Dolors Sala Carrio has passed away in Barcelona aged 82.

In a statement on Twitter, the club wrote: "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.

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

Guardiola, 49, last month donated €1 million to aid the fight against coronavirus in Spain.

He also issued a video as part of the club's Cityzens At Home initiative urging fans to stay at home and to follow the advice of scientists, doctors and nurses.

Spain has suffered one of the worst outbreaks of the virus in Europe.

According to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins, Spain has had 135,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, second only to the United States, and more than 13,000 deaths, second only to Italy which has suffered almost 16,000.