Super League: Robbie Hunter-Paul says Marc Green at Bradford Bulls for long-haul
Last Updated: 27/03/14 9:10am
New Bradford owner Marc Green has a long-term strategy for the club, according to chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul.
Leeds businessman Green completed his purchase of the Bulls on Wednesday to bring an end to the immediate uncertainty over the future of the beleaguered Super League club.
The 48-year-old saw off competition from four rivals buyers, who were unable to prove to the Rugby Football League they had the funds to take the club forward.
And former Bulls captain Hunter-Paul, who returned to the club as chief executive last year and will keep his job under Green, is certain the new owner is in for the long haul.
"There were five very good businesses vying for the club, all of them with their own strengths, and Marc has come out on top," the former New Zealand international said.
"He has always been there or thereabouts because he was working with the last company and so he has a clear understanding of what was going on.
No quick fix
"He knows there's no quick fix but he wants this business to be successful and that means he's going to be around for a number of years."
Bradford are currently bottom of the table on minus two points after having six deducted for going into administration.
Head coach Francis Cummins has been assured of his job and is hoping to strengthen his squad to boost their hopes of staving off relegation.
However, Hunter-Paul has warned that finding players at this stage of the season will not be easy.
"Marc's main objective is to stay in Super League and we all know what that means, resources are going to be needed to strengthen the squad," he added.
"It's not like there's a plethora of players on the market," he said. "We're only six weeks into the competition and it isn't probably until the 10th or 11th week where players not getting game time start getting restless. That's when the movement starts to happen."
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