Michael Owen has blasted Andre-Villas Boas after his decision to resign over Marseille's signing of Olivier Ntcham.

The Celtic midfielder joined the club on loan on deadline day despite Villas-Boas claiming he was one player he specifically said he did NOT want the French giants to sign.

This sparked frenzy and Villas-Boas was suspended for his comments but former Manchester Utd and Liverpool striker Owen criticised the ex-Chelsea boss for leaving Ntcham out to dry and embarrassing the 24-year-old.

He also aimed a pop at Villas-Boas's managerial record and said the Portuguese should not have been in such big roles to begin with. "Villas Boas resigning at Marseille?" Owen questioned. 

"I’m struggling to understand how he consistently gets such big jobs in the first place based on his managerial record but to belittle a young player in order to justify his reasons for departure seems a pretty low level to stoop."