Andre Villas-Boas quits Marseille during press conference over Ntcham signing

Andre Villas-Boas has resigned from Marseille after the club signed Olivier Ntcham on loan from Celtic on Transfer Deadline Day.

Villas-Boas announced his intention to leave the Ligue 1 outfit while at a press conference, leaving reporters stunned.

And he revealed that the decision to sign Ntcham, which he was unaware about, was a key factor.

Former Tottenham and Chelsea boss Villas-Boas said: “I submitted my resignation saying that I did not agree with the sporting policy. I don’t want anything from OM. I don’t want money.

“I’m waiting for an answer, it could be no and then we would continue. I don’t want any money, I just want to leave.

“We ended the transfer window with a new player [Olivier Ntcham]. He is a player that I had said ‘no’ for.

"I had nothing to do with the decision to recruit Olivier Ntcham. He is precisely a player for whom I said no. I didn't know he was coming."

Villas-Boas had previously announced his intention to leave Marseille when his contract expired in the summer.

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Marseille sit ninth in France’s top tier, 16 points behind leaders Lille with two games in hand.

They were also knocked out of the Champions League group stage with angry fans attacking the training ground over the weekend.

It caused the Ligue 1 fixture with Rennes to be postponed with the protest having been against club officials.

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