Marseille has confirmed through a statement on its official website that they have suspended manager Andre Villas-Boas.
The 43-year-old sensationally maintained his retirement today after the club loaned Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham when he was not interested in him.
Les Phoceens have now issued a formal statement confirming that the Portuguese have been suspended from the role of head coach with immediate effect.
The club added that his comments against General Manager Pablo Longoria were “unacceptable” and possible sanctions would be imposed on him following disciplinary proceedings.
L’Olympique de Marseille annonce la mise à pied à titre Conservatoire d’André Villas-Boas.
– Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) February 2, 2021
Marseille have been weighed down by financial concerns and their league form has been terrible lately with only one point won from four games.
In the midst of this, fans have expressed their anger and recently set fire to a training ground that postponed the Rennes clash.
On the deadline, the club signed the winter transfer window for the fourth time with the arrival of Ntcham on loan with an option to buy.
Villas-Boas was quite opposed to the decision to sign the Frenchman but the desire to leave the club for that reason came out of the blue.
Les Phoceens could have accepted his resignation, but instead they have decided to put him on trial. They may now have to pay a compensation fee.
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