Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas offered his Marseille resignation in an explosive press conference on Tuesday afternoon, citing ‘sporting’ reasons as his main reason behind wanting to leave.
Speaking to journalists ahead of the side’s clash with on Wednesday evening, the Portuguese, who has been in charge since July 2019, revealed that he was keen to depart.
He said: “I haven’t heard back from the board yet about my offer to resign. I just want to leave Marseille. I am not asking anything else from the board.”
The former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach also pointed to the unsanctioned arrival of Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham on Deadline Day as another reason as to why he feels like he should step down from the hotseat.
Villas-Boas continued: “This is a decision not made by me. He’s a player I specifically said no to. I learned about it when I woke up and went on the number 1 OM website.
“I submitted my resignation, saying that I didn’t agree with the sporting policy.
“Management didn’t give me final say on things. I don’t want money, I just want to go.”
In his time in France, the 43-year-old has overseen 60 matches, leading the club to a 2nd place finish in Ligue 1 last season in a curtailed season. Les Olympiens currently sit ninth in the current standings.
They can be backed at a price of 21/10 with William Hill to earn only their second league win of 2021 against Lens.