Vilas Boas: We signed one player in the transfer window. It wasn’t my decision. I only found out this morning. It’s a player I said no to. As a result I handed in my resignation. https://t.co/d2srkv7h9F
The Frenchman has joined the Ligue 1 for the rest of the season with an option to buy in the summer, and that could now prove costly for the club.
Ntcham was more than keen to leave Celtic, and while Marseille quickly snapped him up, they did so without the approval of Villas-Boas.
The manager did not want the Hoops star, and it will be interesting to see how things unfold going forward.
The 24-year-old joined Celtic from Manchester City in the summer of 2017 in a £4.5 million deal, and while he quickly established himself under Brendan Rodgers, he struggled for regular game time under manager Neil Lennon.
Ntcham has not being in the Hoops’ starting line-up since the 4-1 defeat to Sparta Parague in the Europa League last November, and his last appearance came in the Scottish Premiership victory over Ross County on December 23.
Celtic are set to pocket around £5.5 million should his move to Marseille be made permanent, but that could be dealt a huge blow with their manager not a fan of the player.