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NTCHAM SPARKS FURY AT MARSEILLE

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OLIVIER NTCHAM’S loan arrival at Marseille has sparked a sensational response from coach Andrew Villas-Boas.

The former Chelsea and Spurs manager has threatened to QUIT over the Celtic midfielder’s temporary arrangement with the side.

And the Portuguese boss has revealed he did NOT want to sign the 24-year-old Frenchman who quit the Hoops yesterday. Apparently, the agreement between the clubs in an option to buy with the Parkhead outfit recouping the £4.5million they spent on bringing the player from Manchester City in the summer of 2017.

Ntcham, who had made it known to Neil Lennon that he wanted out, has been signed to replace Morgan Sanson, who was sold to Aston Villa for around £16million.

Villas-Boas hit the roof when he discovered the frozen-out Celt had joined initially on a temporary transfer.

The Marseille team boss, speaking in a press conference, fumed: “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.

“The club has been through two or three years of just doing anything on transfers and I don’t want to accept that.”

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