Marseille suspended coach Andre Villas-Boas after offering to resign because he disagreed with the club’s “sports policy”

He highlighted the arrival of Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham on the day of the transfer deadline – a player who “was never on his list” “

In a statement, the French club said the comments from Villas-Boas’ press conference on Tuesday were “unacceptable”

“I’m waiting for an answer – it could be no and then we’d move on. I don’t want any money, I just want to go”

On Ntcham he said: “The transfer window ended with the arrival of a new player A decision I did not make I had nothing to do with this decision

“In fact, I found out about it in the press this morning. There is exactly one player I said no to He’s never been a player on our list “

Marseille said the decision to suspend the 43-year-old Portuguese was “inevitable” because “actions and attitudes are seriously damaging the club”

“His extraordinary investment cannot be questioned and, on the contrary, has been welcomed by everyone during this unprecedented crisis-ridden winter transfer window,” added the club’s statement

The Ligue 1 team also said that following disciplinary proceedings, “possible sanctions” will be imposed on Villas-Boas

Villas-Boas led Marseille to second place in Ligue 1 last season but said on Friday it was unlikely to get a contract extension beyond June and that by the end of the 2020 / 21 He added that this club “needs an eviction, including me”

Marseille is ninth in the top French league and was eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League

Villas-Boas’ suspension comes three days after the home game of Marseille against Rennes was postponed following violent scenes on the training ground

In the past few weeks there have been a number of protests by Marseille fans against the way the club is run on and off the field

Villas-Boas said the weekend’s events “had nothing to do with his decision” to offer his resignation

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55905232