The money will be used to help purchase medical equipment alongside the right protective material for hospital staff and will go to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation, which is linked to the Official College of Doctors in Barcelona.
The BBC report that Guardiola has been working with his lawyers over the past week as they explore the best way of using the money.
A statement from Col·legi de Metges de Barcelona read: “Former football player, former FC Barcelona coach and current Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made a donation of one million euros to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation for the purchase and supply of medical equipment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The donation campaign promoted by the Colegio de Doctors de Barcelona and managed through the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation aims to collect medical material and financial contributions from collegiate doctors and the general population for the purchase of medical equipment and equipment that is currently lacking in health centres in Catalonia.
“It is also to be able to finance the alternative production (through 3D printing and others) of respirators and other elements of protection for healthcare staff.”