Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Former Salford Ace Returns to Red Devils

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Former Salford Ace Returns to Red Devils

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FORMER Salford captain Ian Blease has been appointed as the club's new CEO, taking up the role filled by owner Marwan Koukash since the departure of Martin Vickers last year.

The forward made more than 250 appearances for the Red Devils, before bringing his playing career to a close at Swinton Lions.

"Ian has had a long and illustrious career in both rugby league and business management," said Koukash.

"Not only is he a well- respected businessman, he is a born- andraised Salfordian. Bringing him back to the club is a decision that I believe will be one met with positivity and enthusiasm.

"Ian has the ambition and experience to not only create a new ethos and attitude that will capture a new audience, but also one that will build upon the foundations already in place at our club. …

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