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City Reds to become Red Devils

Marwan Koukash Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Salford's new owner Marwan Koukash is to change the club's name from the City Reds to the Red Devils next season.

The club were known as the Red Devils as far back as 1934 after the French dubbed them "Les Diables Rouges" and Koukash believes it is time to make it official.

"Warriors playing the Red Devils sounds so much better," the millionaire racehorse owner told the Manchester Evening News.

"It is a far stronger and appealing title and I am sure the fans will be excited by it.

"Our traditional red home kit next season will carry a bold distinctive Red Devils logo and be easily identifiable.

"I also want us to play in my racing colours of grey and gold away from home.

"This is all part of a major plan to rebrand the club, make a new start and make more people aware of who we are and for them to become involved."


Brian Noble takes the top job at Salford

Brian Noble has today officially taken over the reigns at Super League club Salford.

The former Wigan coach was the number one target for the club's ambitious new owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

He has today appealed to the game's governing body to allow Salford to break the sport's salary cap next season in the interests of promoting Rugby League in Manchester.

Mike Hall talks to Salford's new boss and the owner.


Salford name Brian Noble as new Head Coach

Former Wigan and Great Britain Head Coach Brian Noble Credit: PA

Brain Noble has been confirmed as the new Head Coach of the Salford City Reds.

The club's owner Dr Marwan Koukash had made no secret of his desire to bring the former Wigan and Great Britain coach to the Salford City Stadium.

He replaces Phil Veivers who was sacked after 4 defeats out of 5 in March.

Noble in contention for Salford job

Brian Noble Credit: PA

Former Great Britain boss Brian Noble is in contention to succeed Phil Veivers as the next Salford coach, according to owner Marwan Koukash.

Noble, who was Veivers' boss during his time at Wigan from 2006-09, is looking to get back into coaching after leaving Crusaders in 2010.

Former Wigan centre Tony Iro, who is working for New Zealand in the build-up to the World Cup, will also be a contender, admitted Koukash, who has put head of youth Alan Hunte in temporary charge of the City Reds.

Owner Marwan Koukash said" "It's a big decision appointing a new head coach,"

"I have to get it right and I will be going for someone who shares my vision for this club.

"We cannot afford to wait as a club to be successful - things have to happen now.

"We do not even have a shortlist as yet but Brian Noble will be considered for it along with Tony Iro.

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