Andre Villas-Boas Resigns As Marseille Boss

Andre Villas-Boas has announced his resignation at Marseille because the club signed Olivier Ntcham on loan from Celtic without asking his permission.

The ex-Tottenham and Chelsea boss stunned journalists when he revealed he wants to quit the club during a press conference this lunchtime.

“I haven't heard back from the board yet about my offer to resign,” he said.

“I just want to leave Marseille. I am not asking anything else from the board.”

Ntcham joined Celtic from Manchester City for £4.5million in 2017 and struggled to nail down a spot in Neil Lennon's starting XI so was shipped out to Marseille on loan, with an option to buy.

However, Villas-Boas is not happy with the decision and wants to step down from his position.

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“I had nothing to do with the decision to recruit Olivier Ntcham,” he added. “He is precisely a player for whom I said no. I didn't know he was coming.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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