Ex-Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash launches brilliant move for Ukrainian refugees

Former Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has launched a brilliant move in the wake of the current international climate.

With the war in Ukraine raging following the Russian invasion, the world has responded in a united fashion, taking a number of refugees as well as providing essential financial and medical help.

Koukash, whose ‘Red Devil Devilution’ took hold in 2013, brought in the likes of Rangi Chase, Gareth Hock and Harrison Hansen as well as 11 other stars in a bid to take Super League by storm.

Though that eventually failed, Koukash did bring Salford back to a stable economic footing and subsequently wrote his debt off to the club.

Ever since he left the sport in 2017, the 63-year-old has mooted a potential return to the sport.

in a previous interview, the Palestine-born millionaire could team up with Leigh owner Derek Beaumont.

The pair were friends during Koukash’s time in the sport and even held a charity weight-loss challenge in 2017 – though there was no clear winner.

“I miss the involvement in rugby league,” Koukash told BBC Radio Manchester back in August of 2021.

“It’s in my blood, I’m hooked on it and I would love to get involved again. I know for sure I will never get involved with Salford for various reasons.

“But I have a special love for Leigh and maybe one day I might be joining Derek [Beaumont].”

Now, though, outside of rugby league, Koukash is doing his own bit for Ukrainian refugees, tweeting: “If you know of any Ukrainian refugees in need of a job to help them contact me on this Twitter account.”

Fantastic from 63-year-old.

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