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Marseille Manager Andre Villas-Boas Sensationally Offers Resignation After Club Signed Player He Didn't Want

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Marseille Manager Andre Villas-Boas Sensationally Offers Resignation After Club Signed Player He Didn't Want

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has offered his resignation after the club signed a player he didn't want.

The club secured the loan signing of former Manchester City youngster Olivier Ntcham from Celtic on deadline day but a day on and Villas-Boas claims he did not wish to sign the Frenchman.

Speaking in a press conference, the former Chelsea and Spurs made boss made the sensational announcement that he told the board he wishes to resign.

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"It was not a decision that I took. It was specifically a player that I said no to," Villas-Boas told reporters today, as per Get Football News France.

"I was not aware of it, I learned of the signing when I woke up and went on the number one Marseille website. I offered my resignation through saying that I was not in agreement with the sporting strategy. The board has not yet given me feedback. I do not want money, I just want to leave.

"This club has already experienced two or three years of randomness in terms of its transfers and I cannot accept that. Now I am focused on Lens. For me they are the team of the year. We are not going to be able to prepare in the best conditions. And I will continue until such time that the board asks me to leave.

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"This has nothing to do with the incidents that occurred on the weekend. It is related to the sporting side. Even the departure of Nemanja (Radonjic), I was informed in the evening... I am waiting for a response from the board, and if it is a no, we will continue. I don't want the club's money, nor Frank's (McCourt) money. I simply want to leave.

"I want to be clear with you."

The recent events at Marseille would make for quite the documentary. Demanding the resignation of club president Jacques Henri Eyraud, fans of the Stade de Velodrome outfit stormed the club's Robert Louis-Dreyfus training complex and set off flares on Saturday.

It meant the game with Rennes at the weekend was postponed as a result.

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Struggling Marseille are currently ninth in Ligue One and finished bottom of their Champions League group after winning just one game in Group C.

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Topics: Marseille, Football News, Football, Andre Villas-Boas

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