Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has donated 1m euros (£920,000) to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain.

Spaniard Guardiola – a former manager of Barcelona, and is currently with his family at his home in the city – has made his donation to the Medical College of Barcelona and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation.

The 100-year-old medical institution confirmed Pep’s cash gift on Tuesday.

It said: “Pep Guardiola has made a donation of one million euros to the Fundacio Angel Soler Daniel for the acquisition and supply of health equipment to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The fundraising campaign led by the Official College of Doctors of Barcelona and managed through the Foundation is aimed at obtaining cash donations from doctors who are members of the college and the general population to buy health equipment which is currently lacking in hospitals in Catalonia.

“It will also help to finance the alternative 3D production of respirator masks and other protective items for health workers.”

The money will be used to help purchase medical equipment and protective material for the hospital staff involved in treating those admitted to hospital.

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