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Soccer-Olympique de Marseille coach Villas Boas offers resignation

Soccer-Olympique de Marseille coach Villas Boas offers resignation

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group C - Manchester City v Olympique de Marseille - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - December 9, 2020 Olympique de Marseille coach Andre Villas Boas REUTERS/Phil Noble

PARIS: Olympique de Marseille coach Andre Villas Boas said on Tuesday that he had offered his resignation, citing a disagreement over the Ligue 1 club's sporting policy.

"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," Villas Boas told a news conference.

Villas Boas, who said last month he would leave when his contract expired at the end of the season, said he had not heard back from the board yet.

"The board has not answered to me yet. What happened last weekend has nothing to do with it," the Portuguese said, referring to Saturday's incidents in Marseille, where some fans broke into the club's training centre amid protests against president Jacques-Henri Eyraud.

"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 from Celtic Glasgow). He is a player that I had said no for," Villas Boas added.

Marseille, who were knocked out in the group stage of the Champions League, are ninth in Ligue 1, 16 points behind leaders Lille with two games in hand.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Giles Elgood)

Source: Reuters

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