Salford Red Devils’ Managing Director Paul King has done so much to get the club to be a success.
It has certainly been working wonders in recent years and the club have now moved to become fan owned and speaking on BBC Radio Manchester, King explained why:
“It’s a club at the heart of the community and now we want the community at the heart of the club, that’s the tag line I guess.
“It’s about protecting the club moving forward. It’s about a whole city owning a club. We want to retain the squad that we’ve got but we need to be able to afford to pay them and compete.
“Part of it is about retaining what we have and building on it, because we genuinely believe we’ve got a squad here that can win something. We really do. A couple of additions and we can challenge for silverware consistently.”
He went on to add that IMG’s criteria is a key factor and the fact that the club simply needs the evidence to prove that it is a Grade A club:
“I think the second thing is about the IMG criteria. Within their criteria there’s performance, there’s financials and there’s fandom and we just need people to get behind us.
“The city needs to get behind us, the wider area needs to get behind us. We believe we’re a Grade A club, we just need to evidence it.”