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.
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