Koukash speaks out for the first time on his potential return to rugby league

Former Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash is eager to get back into rugby league.

That’s what he told BBC Radio Manchester in an incredibly honest interview.

Koukash hasn’t been involved in the sport since 2017 – when he handed over control of Salford to a community trust, four years after stepping in to save the club.

But, in what would be an audacious partnership, the Palestine-born millionaire could team up with Leigh owner Derek Beaumont.

“I miss the involvement in rugby league,” Koukash said.

“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].”

The duo have had their fair share of exposure, with both outspoken owners that seemingly ruffle a few feathers, but Koukash talked up the possibility of a fruitful deal.

“Will Derek have me? If Derek will have me, then it’s very, very likely. Nine out of 10,” Koukash added.

“The game is fantastic, I enjoyed my involvement in rugby league. I’ve not always made the right decisions and that’s due to my inexperience.

“I’ve learned a lot since then, I’d love to get back in the game and I would love to be involved with Derek.”

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