Oldham coach Scott Naylor has re-assured fans that their partnership with Salford won’t lead to the Reds having a say in first team affairs.
Naylor, a former Salford player, told fans that he won’t be dictated to by anyone in his first job as a coach.
He said: “Trust me, I’m the boss. I would never stoop to anything that would harm the team, the players or the good name of the club that employs me.
“I would never be disrespectful to the Oldham club, or its supporters. People in Oldham need to trust me.
“Super League is the pinnacle of the sport in this country and only good can come from an arrangement in which one of its member clubs is going to help us.”
The partnership is the latest in a number of link ups between clubs in Super League and the Championships, following the changes to the structure below first team level.
Oldham have already swooped to sign Salford hooker Adam Files on a season-long loan.
Naylor added: “Salford played a huge part in my earlier career. I’ve known the club and the people there for years and, as you would expect, I feel comfortable dealing with them.
“However, Oldham supporters can be assured that Salford will have nothing to do with selection of the Roughyeds team, how we train, what game plans we employ or what our style will be.
“The whole point of my being here, and everything we do as a squad over the next nine to ten months, is to get us into a higher division. Any help I can get, so long as it’s for the right reasons, I have to accept.”