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Andre Villas-Boas dismissed by Marseille after handing in resignation

Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham
Noah Ferguson | 02 February, 2021, 20:32

According to reports in France, Marseille boss André Villas-Boas has offered his resignation after the club signed Olivier Ntcham when the manager didn't want him. "I just want to leave", Villas-Boas said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Relayed by L'Equipe, he said: "The transfer window finished with the arrival of a new player (Celtic's Ntcham)".

"I want to thank all of the supporters for their support". I had specifically said no to that player and he was never on our list of targets. It was not a decision that was taken by me.

Marseille have announced that Andre Villas-Boas has been suspended following comments critical of the club's transfer policy, with the Portuguese expected to be sacked following a disciplinary proceeding.

GFFN who reported the deal going through between Ntcham and Marseille on deadline day are now reporting that move has seemingly been the final straw for the manager.

"I was not aware of it, I learned of the signing when I woke up".

There's been plenty of goading from the Rangers camp when it comes to Celtic this season and this is one of two hilarious stories of transfer discontent over the last 48 hours.

Villas-Boas offers to resign after Marseille sign Celtic player.

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Villas-Boas, who said last month he would leave when his contract expired at the end of the season, said he had not heard back from the board yet.

"It's not the first time a player the manager didn't want has arrived at a club, but it's not how I work".

But his team exited Europe's top competition in the group stage this season, and Marseille has slipped to ninth place in the French league following three consecutive losses. I'm not in agreement with the sporting politics.

But Marseille's next home game this weekend will fall under closer scrutiny since it is against rival Paris Saint-Germain.

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