Marwan Koukash

  • Koukash And Beaumont Take Rivalry To The Boxing Ring

    Salford owner Marwan Koukash and Leigh chairman Derek Beaumont have announced they will go head-to-head in a charity boxing contest later this year. Koukash revealed their plans via Twitter, confirming the pair would fight it out in Leeds on Friday, October 6th the eve of this season’s Grand Final. “I will beat the s**t out of him,” Koukash tweeted. The two friends currently have a £5,000 wager on a weight loss challenge, with both aiming to reach a target weight of 15-and-a-half stone ...

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  • Koukash To Form Fans Board At Salford

    Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has announced he is forming a new board comprising of 12 supporters to advise him on elements of the club. In a unique approach to supporter engagement, Koukash is looking for 12 fans to join an advisory panel to help with future plans and decisions for the club. The Red Devils owner claims it is important for clubs to listen to supporters and the new board will see him take advice directly from fans, as opposed to a traditional board of directors. He s...

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  • Koukash Seals Salford Takeover

    Dr Marwan Koukash has finally sealed his takeover of the struggling Salford City Reds after several weeks of negotiations. The Kuwait-born businessman and racehorse owner, who has lived in Liverpool for the past 30 years, admitted that the process of purchasing the club had been “difficult and sometimes very fraught” but is delighted to have completed the deal. He takes over from John Wilkinson as owner and chairman and said the discussions with his predecessor had been amicable throughout a...

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  • Salford Post £5m Loss

    ... have revealed in their latest accounts that the club made a loss of in excess of £5 million in the year ending 31 January 2014. The loss, which is thought to be the biggest ever annual loss by a UK rugby league club, came in the first year after Dr Marwan Koukash completed his takeover the club on 31 January 2013 as the Liverpool-based racehorse owner sought to make Salford competitive at the top end of Super League. The club turned over £2,298,378 as it made the pre-tax loss of £5,142,778 a...

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  • Salford Red Devils Chairman Fined For Misconduct

    Salford Red Devils chairman Dr Marwan Koukash has been fined £1,000 by the Rugby Football League for misconduct following comments made on the social media website Twitter and for using foul and/or abusive language at a public event on 4 February. Dr Koukash was found to be in breach of RFL Operational Rule D1.8 (c) (Improper Conduct) by engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the game. Dr Koukash has also been issued with a warning as to his future behaviour. The racehor...

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  • Salford Losing Money On Home Games

    Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has revealed the club are losing money on home games at the AJ Bell Stadium due to rent charges and falling attendances. Koukash said the club could lose between £15,000 and £20,000 if the crowd for home games was below 3,000 - which it was last weekend for their fixture aginst Wakefield. He said: "It is in the top three most expensive stadiums in Super League. Next year it will be the most expensive and the year after it will be 40% more expensive than...

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  • Koukash Threatens Premier League Style Breakaway

    Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash has labelled the RFL “not fit for purpose” and called on his fellow Super League club owners to join him in a breakaway from the governing body. At a press conference Koukash was highly critical of RFL officials and their track record in generating income and expressed his desire to force a vote of no confidence and breakaway from the sport’s governing body, as clubs did when founding football’s Premier League back in 1991. “I look at the people leading...

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  • Salford Fans To Get Free Admission

    Salford owner Marwan Koukash has revealed that he is planning to let fans into the AJ Bell Stadium free of charge for the club’s next home game against Catalans Dragons. The millionaire racehorse owner made the announcement in his column in the Manchester Evening News and is hoping that the offer of free admission on July 5 will help to boost attendances after a crowd of under 2,000 turned up for the fixture against Huddersfield last month. Salford are currently sitting in 11th place in the Su...

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  • Salford Needs To Double Home Support Base To Thrive

    Salford Red Devils owner, Marwan Koukash was interviewed by Sky’s Brian Carney this week on the subject of re-branding and moving home-base of the Super League team. “I’ve looked at the level of home support for the club in the five years since I’ve been here,” Koukash told Carney. “It’s never changed from 2200. OK, slightly higher this year than last year but lower than it was in 2013, 14 and 15. “Any Super League club would tell you, you need five, six thousand home supporters....

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  • Koukash To Hand Salford To Trust

    Salford chairman, Marwan Koukash has confirmed that he will step down from the club handing control to a board of trustees. Koukash saved the Red Devils from going under when he took charge in 2013 and has continued to invest throughout his tenure. A statement on the club website said: The club has come a long way during my tenure since arriving in 2013 when it was in a perilous position. This year has seen the club have its most successful season in Super League, not just on the field but off i...

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