DONE NEWS : Former wycombe wanderers owner rob couhig leads race to buy….

Previously unknown to many Reading FC supporters, the name of the American businessman is now widely recognized among them. This shift in recognition is largely due to recent events involving his attempts to purchase a key asset of the club.

In March, while serving as the owner of nearby Wycombe Wanderers, the American made headlines by attempting to acquire Reading’s prestigious Bearwood training facility. This move sparked significant outrage among Royals supporters, leading to a series of protests.

Fans demonstrated their disapproval outside Wycombe’s Adams Park stadium, expressing their concerns and objections to the potential sale. Ultimately, due to the strong opposition and public outcry, the deal fell through, preserving the Bearwood training facility for Reading FC.

Born in 1949, Couhig embarked on his legal career in 1975, laying the foundation for a long and distinguished professional journey. He further solidified his legal credentials by establishing his own firm, Couhig Partners, in 2003.

Couhig’s entrepreneurial ventures extend beyond the legal realm. In 1993, he took over the Triple A Zephyrs baseball team, demonstrating his business acumen and passion for sports. Additionally, he owned the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers, a football team, further showcasing his diverse interests and commitment to the sports industry.

In 2019, Couhig attempted a takeover of Yeovil Town, but the deal did not come to fruition. However, in 2020, Couhig and his family successfully took over Wycombe Wanderers.

During their four-year association with the Chairboys, Wycombe Wanderers experienced remarkable success, achieving five of their six highest all-time finishes. Most notably, under Couhig’s ownership, the club earned promotion to the Championship for the first time in its history, marking a significant milestone for the team.

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