Wycombe Wanderers legacy members have voted in favour of the acquisition of the club by American invester Rob Couhig, as revealed by their chairman Trevor Stroud on Twitter.
Couhig, who had been interested in Yeovil before their relegation from the Football League, has invested a small sum of money already and worked with the current administration as a ‘test run’ to a larger investment. As a supporter-owned club, his investment had to be voted in by legacy members, with a 75% threshold needed to allow him to take over.
That’s now been reached, signalling a new era for Gareth Ainsworth’s side. Wycombe have punched above their weight for a while now and have climbed to second in the League One table on a significantly smaller budget than that of their rivals. They’ve kept faith with Ainsworth through some tough times and have been rewarded on the field.
Couhig will now come on board and offer some serious investment, with the aim of taking the Buckinghamshire side to the Championship and maybe even beyond. Trevor Stroud is an immensely popular figure at the club and he couldn’t hide his delight in the reveal video.
It’s been identified as a watershed moment in Wycombe’s history and has been widely applauded on social media.
— paul mccloud🏴 (@mccloud75) October 23, 2019
It's good news, you couldn't miss the look of delight on Trev's face at the start before he adopted a more serious look to deliver the news
— Russell Cox (@RussWWFC) October 23, 2019
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication over the years Trevor Stroud I really do mean that 👍🏽💙👍🏿 You've done our club proud 😁 I know Rob and his team will take over the navigation of our club. But without you that would not have been possible. Hope to see you soon.
— Tony Gravett (@gravett_tony) October 23, 2019
We’re all going to the championship!!!! Brilliant news!!! 🎉🍻
— Andy (@tillmania16) October 23, 2019
— Mark Lansbury (@Langbyrig) October 23, 2019
Fantastic news! A great future ahead with @RCouhig @petecouhig at the wheel. Not forgetting the incredible job that @wwtrust and everyone have done keeping us going over the last few years, laissez les bon temps roulez!!!
— Miriam Payne (@milliethefish) October 23, 2019
Can’t find a gif to represent how excited I am about the future.
— Ian Bartholomew (@Ian_Bartholomew) October 23, 2019
Does this mean we can have black coffee on sale in the kiosks again ? ☕
— alvinmsss (@alvinmsss) October 23, 2019