André Villas-Boas offers to resign: disagreement over Ntcham

André Villas-Boas offers to resign: disagreement over Ntcham”

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

Wantaway midfielder Oliver Ntcham joined Marseille on a loan-to-buy deadline day deal with the French midfielder set to complete the reported £4.5m move in the summer [Daily Record].

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Marseille have tabled a loan offer for Ntcham as they working on beating Newcastle United to his signature.

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


Ntcham, a 24-year-old former France Under-21 worldwide, joined on loan from Celtic until the end of the season just before the winter transfer window closed but Villas-Boas said he had not been in favour of the deal and knew nothing about it.

Villas-Boas was so incensed by the transfer, he aired his grievances in a press conference on Tuesday morning.

Villas-Boas: I did not want to sign Ntcham.

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Les Phoceens have now released a formal statement confirming that they have suspended the Portuguese from the head coach role with immediate effect. I don't agree with the sporting policy, this decision in relation to the team's needs and the player who arrived.

"It was specifically a player that I said no to". He wasn't on our list.

"The club has been through two or three years of just doing anything on transfers and I don't want to accept that". Well, we'll keep going.

"I think he is looking for a fresh start or to progress his career elsewhere and he's made that clear over a long period of time".

However, this season, the club are struggling and have only won once in their last nine games.

Marseille are not in a good place. The club's poor form has prompted protests from Marseille supporters, many of whom stormed the club's training ground last weekend.

He then managed Zenit Saint Petersburg and Shanghai SIPG, before moving to Marseille in 2019.

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