Marwan Koukash will be at Bradford Bulls for their clash against Huddersfield Giants on Sunday, casting his eye over his wife’s prospective acquisition, but insists his Super League priority remains Salford, who look to get their play-off challenge back on track against Warrington on Friday night.
Mandy Koukash, wife of the colourful Salford owner, has confirmed that her bid to buy the Bulls from the administrators was lodged ahead of the Thursday deadline and she must now wait until next week to discover if she is successful.
Blake Solly, the Rugby Football League’s director of licensing and standards, said: “The administrator called for all bids to be in by the close of play on Thursday.
“We’ll be working with the administrator over the weekend to assess those bids so there should be an announcement early next week on the successful bid.”
The RFL has no objection to the Koukash family adding two Super League clubs to their string of successful racehorses and the one-time Palestinian refugee insists there would be no conflict of interests.
“Why should there be,” Koukash said. “Last year we ran horses from two different yards in the same race and I never said you have to finish first and you have to be second. We provided resources to both yards and both competed on equal terms.”