Koukash admits Salford mistakes

Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash has spoken out honestly about mistakes he has made in his handling of the club.

The entrepreneur, who is looking to buy an NRL club, possibly the Newcastle Knights, feels that there were some things he could have handled differently.

“I’m big enough to admit that I have made a few mistakes,” he told BBC Manchester, ahead of his team’s Thursday evening defeat to Wigan.

“I learned from my mistakes and I think the mistakes I’ve made will help me to be a better chairman in the future.

“Would I have done things differently? I would have done, had I known what I know now.

“But I’m glad we’re still around, we’ve managed to make the changes and we’re moving forward now.”

Koukash admits that he thought it was possible to simply buy good players and expect success, rather than being patient as a team comes together over time.

“Earlier in the season, I was a novice. I really believed that you could just buy individuals and slot them into a team that can compete,” he added.

“That’s never going to happen because a team needs to gel, and possibly some of the players we had were not the right balance for the team.

“We took action, myself and Iestyn, and we brought in the players we needed to make that team a little bit more exciting.

“When you look at how we played against Huddersfield and the two Hull teams, we were an exciting team to watch.”

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