Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres backs new owner Marc Green
Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres believes new owner Marc Green is "in it for the long haul".
Last Updated: 02/04/14 10:18pm
Green, the managing director of a Leeds-based security firm which he established in 1997, secured ownership of the Bulls last week after they had been in administration for the past eight weeks.
He appointed Ferres, a former Bradford player, as managing director, to work alongside Robbie Hunter-Paul, who remains as chief executive.
Head coach Francis Cummins welcomed the news, but the Odsal outfit still sit at the foot of the table on minus two after an initial six-point penalty.
Ferres told Boots 'N' All: "He (Green) believes he's in it for the long haul. People have been asking the question will he be, but at the end of the day, all you can do is ask him.
"He's explained to us that he's in it for the long haul and is looking forward to taking Bradford Bulls to where they were eight years ago.
"In all, it's a massive task, but he knows the club have got huge potential."
Right the wrongs
Asked what he thinks are needed to right the wrongs of the recent past, Ferres said: "A lot of people have been upset as to what has happened, so it's got to be a soft approach to these people.
"They've been let down so many times and they don't want false promises. To put things right on and off the field, there needs to be an infrastructure in place that will deliver what needs to be delivered without spending excessive money that the club haven't got.
"Basically, as we come to the Challenge Cup, there are clubs that are wanting players back for obvious reasons, and then we've got two games in four days over the Easter period which puts a strain and a drain on player resources.
"It's not the right time for us to pull some new faces in. It's going to take time - it's not going to be an overnight job."
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