Super League: Marwan Koukash's wife fronting bid to buy Bradford Bulls
Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has confirmed his wife Mandy is fronting a bid to buy rivals Bradford Bulls.
Last Updated: 13/03/14 5:17pm
Koukash, who bought the Red Devils just over a year ago and is transforming their fortunes on the pitch, revealed on twitter his family could expand their interest in rugby league.
The Odsal club remains up for sale after Mark Moore, chairman of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd withdrew his bid after the RFL placed special measures on the club which prevented signing players.
"I had to do mine and the kids' tea tonight as my wife is busy finalising her bid to buy Bradford," Koukash wrote on his official twitter account.
"I hope nothing will stand in her way. The bid is almost compete. Good luck to her. If my wife cannot buy Bradford, she would invest in the club."
Koukash also reiterated to his growing Red Devils fan base that Mandy's interest in the Bulls would not in any way deter his focus away from Salford.
"Our Red Devil fans never need to worry. I know what I am doing. Trust me. We have a big game on Friday and that is my focus," he concluded, referring to Friday's clash against Warrington Wolves.
Red Devils coach Brian Noble has also encouraged Mr Koukash to invest in his former cub.
Noble, who coached Bradford to five consecutive Grand Finals up to 2005, said: "I've given them a feel for the club and how massive a club Bradford can be if it is run properly. I have suggested that, should Mandy want to go into the Bulls, then it would be as exciting a prospect as Salford now.
"I hope she gets it. If she can bring the same enthusiasm and energy to
Bradford that has been brought here, then happy days."
Leeds-based accountant David Wilson is currently at the helm and perspective buyers have until the close of play on Thursday to lodge bids for the West Yorkshire outfit.
Rival bidders include representatives from Bradford Park Avenue, Bradford City and London-based businessman Richard Lamb.
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