Andre Villas-Boas officially terminated Marseille contract by mutual consent
The Marseille crisis club officially ended André Villas-Boas’s contract after the boss dramatically offered his resignation at a press conference, then was suspended – and Jorge Sampaoli is now taking the helm
- Andre Villas-Boas had been suspended since last month by Marseille
- The Portuguese coach now has his contract ended with a Ligue 1 club
- Former Argentina and Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has come to replace him
- The club were ninth and out of the Champions League when Villas-Boas were suspended
The Marseille crisis club have officially terminated manager André Villas-Boas’s contract, replacing him with former Chile and Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli.
Villas-Boas had been suspended by the Ligue 1 squad since last month after publicly speaking out against signing club Olivier Ntcham on the transfer deadline day and dramatically offering to resign in disagreement with the “ sports policy ” at a press conference.
That suspension has now led to the termination of the 43-year-old’s contract on Tuesday.
André Villas-Boas offered his resignation on February 2 and Marseille cut ties
The French club endured a campaign to forget but stabilized the ship recently
Marseille said there was a mutual agreement between the two parties to end the contract early and go their separate ways.
The French side ‘thanked Villas-Boas for his contribution’ during the 19 months he was in charge and he impressively led them to a second place last season.
But he endured a nightmarish campaign this quarter and was left out by Marseille after their public outburst with their side in ninth position.
The Portuguese manager disagreed with the ‘sports policy’ on the French side
They had also been eliminated from the Champions League and the strongly supported French side decided to make a change.
Sampaoli, 60, takes over from the 10-time French champions.
And the Argentine arrives with the squad in a much better place after a recent positive run of form under interim coach Nasser Larguet.
The Moroccan has led the team to just one loss in their last seven matches and that happened against champions PSG.
He will continue to take orders next week as Sampaoli was forced to self-isolate after arriving in Paris from Brazil.
Jorge Sampaoli was enlisted to take orders but is currently isolating himself in Paris