Marseille chaos continues as coach Villas-Boas offers resignation

Marseille chaos continues as coach Villas-Boas offers resignation

On Monday, the Ligue 1 side agreed a deal with Celtic for Olivier Ntcham.

"I submitted my resignation saying that I did not agree with the sporting policy".

Marseille said Villas-Boas' comments targeting Pablo Longoria, the director in charge of football, were "unacceptable" and raised the possibility of sanctions against the Portuguese coach following a disciplinary procedure.

We ended the transfer window with a new player (Olivier Ntcham). I had specifically said no to that player and he was never on our list of targets. Villas-Boas added he was also informed very late of the departure on loan to Hertha Berlin of Serbian winger Nemanja Radonjic.

Villas-Boas, the former Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham manager, had already said last week that he expected to leave when his contract expires at the end of this season, with Marseille on a run of just one win in nine games in all competitions.

"It's not a decision I'd taken, I heard about it this morning in the press when I woke up", Villas-Boas said in a press conference, reported by L'Equipe. If the answer is no...

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"I love the club and I love Marseille, but you can't touch my professionalism". I'm not in agreement with the sporting politics.

RMC Sport are reporting that the Celtic star is wanted by Andre Villas-Boas, who lost Morgan Sanson earlier in the window to Aston Villa.

In his first season, he oversaw Marseille finishing as runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain and their qualification for the Champions League.

The 24-year-old has been capped by France up to Under-21 level and will hope turning out in Ligue 1 will boost his worldwide ambitions.

Amidst this, the fans have expressed their anger and recently set fire to a training ground building which led to the postponement of the Rennes clash.

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