Salford Red Devils

  • Ian Blease Named Salford CEO

    The Salford Red Devils have appointed former club captain, Ian Blease as chief executive officer with immediate effect. Blease, made more than 250 appearances for Salford from 1985 to 1998, Club owner Marwan Koukash made this statement regarding the appointment: “I would like to welcome former club captain Ian Blease to the Salford Red Devils as C.E.O. “Ian has had a long and illustrious career in both rugby league and business management, not only is he a well-respected businessman, he is a...

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  • Salford Set For Major Rebrand

    Dr Marwan Koukash has revealed that he is to rebrand Salford from the beginning of next season with the Super League side’s name changing from the City Reds to the Red Devils. The racehorse owner, who bought the struggling rugby league outfit at the end of January, insists that the new name just sounds better and hopes that the switch will improve the club’s identity and brand. The 54-year-old, who has also called for the Super League salary cap to be lifted from the current £1.8 million, h...

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  • Red Devils Docked Points For Salary Cap Breach

    Salford Red Devils have been deducted six points and fined £5,000 after being found guilty by an independent tribunal of breaching the RFL’s operational rules and salary cap regulations. The penalty relates to a “serious breach of the rules including exceeding the finite salary limit of £1.825 million in 2014” and concerns contractual arrangements made with three different players in 2014 and 2015. The tribunal, which was chaiRed by Judge Peter Charlesworth also found Salford not guilty...

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  • Council Ease Pressure On Salford Loan Repayments

    Salford City Council have extended the deferment of loan repayments from Salford Red Devils for a further a three-years according to Manchester Evening News. Marwan Koukash assumed £3m-worth of debt when he took over the Super League club in 2013, including £1.5m owed to the council. The loan, paid through an independent administrator after the previous club’s assets were seized to pay off cReditors, is due to be paid back by 2038 after a 25-year deal was arranged in 2013. The council will n...

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  • Salford Appeal Fails

    Super League club Salford Red Devils have lost their appeal against a six-point deduction imposed for breaching salary cap regulations. An independent Rugby Football League tribunal ruled on charges brought in April. And an independent body has upheld the verdict, which also saw Salford fined £5,000 for "seeking to avoid declaring payments" to one player and "non-declaration of benefits" to two others. After Salford were initially charged in March, owner Marwan Koukash had said he would "go for...

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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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  • 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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  • Red Devils Appoint Vickers As CEO

    Salford Red Devils have appointed Martin Vickers as CEO, with Dave Matthews becoming chief financial officer, as the ambitious club continues its restructure ahead of an assault on Super League. Martin Vickers, who left his role as strategic director of customer services at Salford council, which was reported to be worth £134,000 per annum, in August, said: “We are now reaching the point where we need to expand the back office operation having completely rejuvenated the playing side of the cl...

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  • Salford Fans Fear Outcomes Of Consultation Process

    Salford Red Devils fans and the larger community have been alarmed by the idea of wide-ranging changes for the club sparked by the commencement of a consultation process run by Robbie Hunter-Paul. Rumours abound that the club management are looking to change the club name to “Manchester Red Devils” and move home ground away from AJ Bell Stadium. A club statement described preparations to undertake the largest research project in the 144 year history of the club. Former Salford star Robbie Hu...

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  • Salford Sign Up Just R For Sales And Marketing

    Salford Red Devils have appointed local sales and marketing agency Just R to deliver their marketing activity for the 2015 season. Just R will also secure match day sponsorship and lead on business development for the Super League club. The agency will be tasked with increasing engagement with the club and match day attendance as well as raising the profile of the club across Greater Manchester. As the Red Devils look to plan for the coming season, Just R will be focusing on improving individual...

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