Koukash to hand over Salford control

Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash is to hand over control of the club to a community trust.

Koukash saved the club from financial difficulties four years ago but has endured a turbulent reign in charge, with the highlights being the club’s dramatic survival from relegation from Super League last year, finishing in the top eight this season and reaching the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup.

He said: “I will appoint a board of trustees to include local Salford businessmen and a representative of the fans to be elected by the season ticket holders, which will ensure the fans have a prominent voice in the running of the club. 

“I am confident that the new structure at the Club under the guidance of the Trustees will see the Club continue to make progress on and off the pitch.

“This year has seen the club have its most successful season in Super League, not just on the field but off it in the way it has shaped its business and financial position.

“During my time running the club I have faced many challenges which I have met head on and I, along with my family, have had many great times, creating very fond memories and friendships that will stay with us.

“I look forward to joining our loyal supporters and all my friends when i visit in the grandstands at the stadium next season.”

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Love Rugby League editor. Founded the website back in 2005. Worked with a range of clubs and sponsors during that time. Also commentates for BBC.


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