"I was not aware of it, I learned of the signing when I woke up and went on the number one website for Marseille news". It's a player I said no to.
GFFN who reported the deal going through between Ntcham and Marseille on deadline day are now reporting that move has seemingly been the final straw for the manager.
"I've submitted my resignation to the board, I don't want to breach my contract but I don't agree with the sporting policy".
According to Sky Sports, Newcastle have made a loan enquiry for the 24-year-old as they search for reinforcements in the centre of the park before the close of the transfer window.
Villas-Boas was brought to Marseille by previous sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta and finished second in the table last season, but he looks unlikely to remain in charge much longer.
Marseille, who were knocked out in the group stage of the Champions League, are ninth in Ligue 1, 16 points behind leaders Lille with two games in hand.
He told a news conference on Tuesday: "I'm waiting for an answer, it could be no and then we would continue. I want to be clear with you".
The report adds that the Frenchman wants to leave, plus there is already interest from West Brom and French clubs for his signature.
Villas-Boas: I did not want to sign Ntcham..
Vilas Boas' comments also come the weekend after Marseille were forced to postpone their Ligue 1 fixture with Rennes due to angry protests from their supporters.