The OM coach did not rule out the idea of a departure, after his family’s defeat Wednesday night against Lens (0-1).
If the management of his coaching operated Wednesday evening duringOM-Lens (0-1) can lend itself to criticism, one cannot reproach André Villas-Boas for abusing the language of wood. A few minutes after the enormous failure suffered against the Blood and Gold on the occasion of this late meeting of the 9e Ligue 1 day, the Olympian coach did not kick in touch with regard to his personal situation.
” If the leaders feel that we are not at the level in terms of results, if they feel that it is the moment for me to leave, they do not need to fire me. If they want to change, then we change “Said AVB in front of the cameras of Telefoot. With only one point taken against Dijon (0-0), Nîmes (1-2) and Lens (0-1), the recent record of the Portuguese has necessarily weakened.
“I am not here to be an obstacle”
In the post-match press conference, Villas-Boas was a little more nuanced but in the same tone: ” I am at the disposal of management, I am not here to be an obstacle. I want to be better for OM, I have a lot of respect for OM. “
4 – Marseille have only attempted 4 shots against Lens, their lowest total in a Ligue 1 home game since Opta analyzed the competition (2006/07). Shame. #OMRCL https://t.co/ZdE2c4tkW8
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The former manager of Tottenham also wanted to protect his group, although the performance of the Marseillais against the Lensois leaves more than to be desired: ” The players made the effort and I want to thank them for that, there is nothing to say. On the intentions, there is no reproach “.
His captain Steve Mandanda has for his part assured that André Villas-Boas will not leave an unstable ship. “ We are completely behind the coach and we know that he will be there until the end ! », Said the goalkeeper to Telefoot.
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