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According to France24, Marseille have said that Andre Villas-Boas will stay on as the club’s manager, amid reported interest from Newcastle United.

Marseille are quoted as saying that after “several discussions in recent days”, Villas-Boas has told them that “he wants to continue working” at the club next season.

ESPN reported earlier this month that Villas-Boas was going to leave Marseille following the departure of Andoni Zubizarreta as the French club’s sporting director.

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Foot Mercato recently reported that Newcastle are looking at the former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea boss as a potential managerial candidate.

However, it seems that the Portuguese boss has decided to continue working at Marseille.

Sensible decision?

With Ligue 1 called off early due to the global health crisis, Marseille have ended up second in the table and will play in the Champions League next season.

True, Newcastle are a massive club and are established in the Premier League, but the prospect of leading Marseille in the Champions League next season does sound very appealing indeed.

Villas-Boas was appointed as the Marseille boss in the summer of 2019.

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