I won’t own Salford forever, says Koukash

Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has admitted he probably won’t own the club forever, and has revealed he would be keen on the club becoming community-run when he steps away.

Koukash, who also confirmed his interest in taking on the ownership of Gold Coast Titans in the NRL to BBC Radio Manchester, said that although he would like to get involved in Australia, it does mean his immediate interest in Salford is going to wane in any way.

“My family are very keen on living in Australia but that does not mean I will have to water down my interest in Salford,” he said.

“I’m not going to own Salford forever, and as soon as the club can stand on its own feet, I would like to hand the ownership to the community.

Koukash insisted that when the NRL decide to put Gold Coast up for sale after they took the troubled club on earlier this year, he wants to be at the front of the queue to take it on.

“I’m interested in the NRL and the Gold Coast Titans are owned by the league,” he added.

“When the NRL decides to offload it, I want to be in with a chance of owning that club.”