Former Tottenham boss offers to resign from French club

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Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Villas-Boas has offered to resign from his role as Marseille boss due to disagreements with the Ligue 1 club’s transfer policy.

Since being sacked by Spurs in 2013, Villas-Boas has managed to rebuild his reputation at Zenit Saint Petersburg and followed that up with a one-year stint at Shanghai Port FC before being appointed Marseille boss at the start of last season.

The 43-year-old did a fantastic job in his first season at the Orange Velodrome witg=g the club in second place in the Ligue 1 table when the season was called off due to the pandemic.

However, this campaign has not gone according to plan so far, with the club being knocked out in the Champions League at the group stages and currently sitting in ninth place in the French top flight.

The former Spurs boss said last week that he is likely to leave the club at the end of the season.

However, Villas-Boas has now revealed that Marseille signed Olivier Ntcham from Celtic against his wishes and he has offered his resignation to the club’s board.

The Guardian quotes him as saying: “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.

“The board has not answered to me yet. What happened last weekend has nothing to do with it. 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.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I respect Villas-Boas for standing up for his principles and not toeing the party line. However, surely making this public is not going to help Ntcham or the rest of the Marseille squad. However, one has to feel sorry for the former Spurs boss as Marseille’s transfer policy has been quite woeful in recent windows.

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