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American investor Rob Couhig to take over Yeovil Town Football Club

American investor Rob Couhig will take over at Yeovil Town. Credit: ITV News West Country

Yeovil Town Football Club will be taken over by American investor Rob Couhig next month, the club have confirmed.

Mr Couhig, who runs his own legal firm in the United State, will take over from current chairman John Fry in March.

The 69-year-old will head up Feliciana EFL Limited, once the takeover is approved by the English Football League.

Mr Couhig has twice stood unsuccessfully for election as mayor of New Orleans and has previously owned the New Orleans Zephyrs baseball team, which plays in the tier below Major League Baseball.

It is not yet known who will make up the new board at the club but Mr Couhig told ITV News West Country he will continue to back Darren Way as first-team manager.

The Glovers are one place and one point off the League Two relegation places, having lost their last six matches.

Mr Couhig said he wanted to make Yeovil Town's Huish Park the most “exciting experience in English football”.

We have two strategies.

One, on the pitch, I believe in written definitions as to the type of team we’re going to have, the type of players we want, where our expectations are for the manager and I’m going to work with Mark Palmer and one other person to try and implement a defined strategic approach to it.

Off the pitch, which is where I feel most comfortable, I’m going to make sure it is the most exciting experience that people go to in English football.

– Rob Couhig