Villas-Boas offers resignation after Celtic deal; Ntcham not wanted, French fans unearth PSG comments

By John McGinley

February 2, 2021

Andres Villas-Boas has offered his resignation at Marseille after the club completed a loan deal for Olivier Ntcham without his permission.

The dramatic development comes less than a day after Ntcham’s move to France was confirmed by Celtic.

He’s made the move to Ligue 1 on a loan-to-buy basis.

But Villas-Boas is fuming.

In a press conference today, he said, as quoted by The Daily Record: “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 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.”

It comes as supporters of the French club have unearthed old comments from Ntcham indicating he is a supporter of fierce rivals Paris Saint-Germain.

The Celtic midfielder had previously said: “I am a supporter of Paris Saint-Germain and I have always been.

“They are a team that I follow regularly, I try to watch all the matches, I support them. When they score, it does something to me.”

The Daily Record reports he’s been receiving unkind words from upset Marseille supporters on social media.

The Frenchman couldn’t have imagined a worse start to his career in Ligue 1 after finally winning his move away from Celtic.

Olivier Ntcham against St Johnstone / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It’s been clear for a while he didn’t want to play for the Bhoys but it appears he’s landed in an even worse situation.

The only thing he can do now is perform well on the pitch and start to change minds. That’s if Villas-Boas does end up leaving of course.

There seems to be little chance of him getting action under the former Spurs manager.

In other news, Neil Lennon has hinted at multiple changes for tonight’s trip to Kilmarnock.