Super League: Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash looking to Australia for new director of football
Salford owner Marwan Koukash willl look to Australia as he steps up his search for a new director of football.
Last Updated: 28/04/14 5:36pm
Koukash, the wealthy racehorse owner who has poured thousands of pounds into the Super League club, said he reached the "lowest point of my sporting life" in the immediate aftermath of Salford's 30-20 home defeat by Widnes on Sunday.
He vented his frustration after the game by claiming on Twitter that he had "done all he could to bring success to Salford", but insisted on Monday that he would not stop trying.
"It was probably the lowest point of my sporting life after the game," Koukash said. "If I didn't have the determination to succeed, I would have walked away yesterday.
"But I am so determined to make it work and no one is going to stop me. Nothing is going to hinder our progress. Mistakes made before will not be made again."
Koukash, who set his expensively rebuilt side the target of a top-six finish at the start of the season, sacked head coach Brian Noble after they won just three of their first seven matches and replaced him with Iestyn Harris.
Noble has rejected the offer of an alternative role of director of football and Koukash will now turn his attention to Australia to fill the post.
"I don't think Brian will be taking the role on," he continued. "I've seen a quick email and obviously he didn't report for work today."
Koukash is also looking to make at least one overseas signing and is planning to fly Down Under next month for face-to-face talks.
He accepts Harris is starting from scratch, but insists a top-eight finish is still possible and has not ruled out a push for Old Trafford.
"I am not going to give up on this year," he added. "If we are in the top eight, I will make sure we have the extra armour to go to war with."
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