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Yeovil Town takeover off following relegation

Yeovil Town Football Club will no longer be bought out by an American investor following the team's relegation to the National League.

The club's future is in doubt after the team's relegation to the National League. Credit: ITV West Country

The club confirmed on Wednesday 8 May that Rob Couhig, who runs a legal firm in the United States, had withdrawn his bid to take over the club from current chairman John Fry.

The 69-year-old investor previously owned the New Orleans Zephrys baseball team.

In a statement, the club said:

Yeovil Town FC can confirm that it has not been possible to agree mutually acceptable terms and conditions with Feliciana EFL Limited and Mr. Robert Couhig, so the proposed sale of the Club to them will not go ahead. The Club will continue to seek potential investors whilst concentrating on planning to bounce back from relegation.

– Spokesperson, Yeovil Town Football Club
Rob Couhig twice stood unsuccessfully for election as mayor of New Orleans. Credit: ITV West Country

The club added that Interim Manager Neale Marmon has left the club with immediate effect.

Sports commentator Chris Spittles said on social media on Tuesday 7 May that Marmon could be returning to Germany.

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The club said it continues its search for a new First Team Manager.