Tue 02 February 2021 | 14:05

Villas-Boas asks for Marseille leave following 'sports policy' issues

The Portuguese coach has asked for a permission to leave the Ligue 1 side after some disagreements rose between him and the club.


head-coach, Andre Villas-Boas, is set to leave the club after it was revealed that the Ligue 1 side had signed

Olivier Ntcham

against his wishes.



defender joined Marseille on a six-moth loan with the option to buy for £4.5 million.

Villas-Boas, who felt frustrated by the club’s decision to go against his demands, 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 Marseille website. 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."

The Portuguese's decision to leave came after a number of Marseille fans were arrested for inciting riot against the team’s board members, but Villas-Boas claimed that his decision had nothing to do with their recent struggles.

The 43-year-old, who is yet to receive a confirmation on his leave continued on their upcoming game against


, saying:

"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. 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."

source: SportMob

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