Andre Villas-Boas sacked by Marseille after resignation comments

Andre Villas-Boas- Marseille

The Marseille manager was discontent with the club’s transfer action and pleaded for resignation in a press conference.

Marseille gaffer Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked by the club following a chaotic press conference in which he pleaded for resignation.

The Portuguese expressed his discontent with Marseille’s transfer strategies, insisting that Oliver Ntcham’s transfer from Celtic happened against his consent.

Villas-Boas said,”It’s a decision that was not made by me. This is a player I said no to.

“I was not aware of it, I learned of the signing when I woke up and went on the number one website for Marseille news. I submitted my resignation saying that I didn’t agree with the sports policy.

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.”

In the wake of the incident, Marseille have released an official statement that the ex-Chelsea manager would face disciplinary actions.

“This decision has become unavoidable given the recent and repetitive actions and attitudes that have seriously harmed Olympique de Marseille and its employees who devote themselves to it on a daily basis.

“The remarks made today during a press conference in regard to Pablo Longoria, general manager in charge of football, are unacceptable.

“His exceptional achievements should not be questioned and, on the contrary, were welcomed by all during this winter transfer window which was affected by an unprecedented crisis.

Possible sanctions may be taken against Andre Villas-Boas following disciplinary proceedings.”

To a larger extent, a sack could be also on the cards for the 43-year-old.

Villas-Boas had earlier said his time at Marseille could be over this summer after a lacklustre season as his side currently sits ninth in the Ligue 1 table.