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Drama as Villas-Boas walks out on Marseille

By working against his wishes on the transfer issue, Andre Villas-Boas has resigned at Marseille during a press conference.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham gaffer made the announcement ahead of his side’s Ligue 1 side’s clash against Lens on Wednesday night.

The club are yet to announce if they will accept the offer of resignation.

The 43-year-old let it be known that he didn’t want to bring in midfielder Olivier Ntcham from Celtic, though the French outfit signed him anyway.

He claims that he told the club who he wanted to be signed as a replacement for Morgan Sanson who left to join Aston Villa, but failed to hear back.

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Villas-Boas also declared he had no say in the loan departure of Nemanja Radonjic to Hertha Berlin.

His shock offer to walk away comes just days after Marseille supporters stormed the club’s Robert Louis-Dreyfus Centre training ground following their awful run of form.

The ex-Porto manager told reporters: “I have resigned because I don’t agree with the sporting policy of the club.

“I said no to the signing of Olivier Ntcham. He wasn’t on our list. I had nothing to do with this decision.

I don’t want any money I just want to leave.

“Ntcham is a player I said no to. I was not aware [he had signed], I learned it in the press this morning when I woke up.

“I’m waiting for a response from management, and if it’s no, we’ll keep going.

“I don’t want any money, I just want to leave. I want to be clear with you. I don’t want anything from Marseille or Frank [McCourt].

“I gave my opinion for the replacement of Sanson but I can not accept, as a professional, that [not being informed].

“This has nothing to do with the weekend incidents. It’s just in relation to what I want on the sporting aspects and which was not understood. Even for Nemanja Radonjic, I was informed that very morning.

“I’m waiting for a response from the management and if it’s a no (to the resignation) then we continue.

“I repeat, I don’t want any money I just want to leave. I want to be clear with you.”

According to Telefoot Chaine via GFFN, the Marseille squad bar Steve Mandanda were unaware that Villas-Boas planned to offer his resignation.

And RMC now claim that the Marseille board has accepted his resignation.

Though the final say will be down to the club’s owner Frank McCourt.

After finishing second last term, Marseille have been nothing short of shocking this campaign as they sit ninth in the table.

They are already out of Europe having finished bottom of their Champions League group, and trail fourth-placed Monaco by ten points.

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