AVB throws toys out of Ntcham; proposes Marseille’s resignation

Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas has offered his resignation following the deadline for signing Olivier Ntcham.

The midfielder Ntcham moved to Ligue 1 membership on loan from Celtic late on Monday, however the former Chelsea and Tottenham manager claims he did not discover out about it till studying the information on Tuesday morning.


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He has subsequently issued his notice to the membership forward of Wednesday’s journey to Lens.

“It is not a decision I’ve taken, I heard about it this morning within the press once I awakened,” said Villas-Boas at a press conference, reported by L’Equipe.

“He is a player I advised no to. It wasn’t on my list, I wasn’t going for it.

“I’ve submitted my resignation to the board, I do not need to break my contract however I do not agree with the sports coverage.

“For the last two or three years the membership has bought it wrong with this side of transfers.

“The board requested me to take some time. That’s not a problem. I’ve loads of respect for (proprietor) Frank (McCourt).

“This isn’t the primary time a player that the manager did not need has reached a membership, however that isn’t how I work.

“If they do not (to my resignation), we are going to continue. Let me be clear, although, I do not need something from L’OM, I do not need any cash. ”

Villas-Boas has overseen a run of 4 consecutive defeats in all competitions and L´OM is ninth in Ligue 1.

The conflict organized last weekend at home of Rennes was postponed three hours earlier than kickoff after “just a few hundred people from Extremely supporters groups” stormed the membership’s coaching ground, demanding police intervention.

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