New Orleans Businessman Rob Couhig has provided a statement, reacting to the failure of his takeover attempt of Yeovil Town Football Club. Couhig has provided his statement to the Glovers Trust, who have published it in full. Couhig denies that the failure of the deal came down to either the club's relegation to the National League, or the price agreed between the two parties.
Couhig expresses his disappointment that the deal could not conclude, and reveals that he is now looking at alternative football clubs where he hopes he will be able to ultimately gain ownership. His statement, provided to the Glovers Trust, reads as follows:
"I am disappointed that the owners of Huish Park Stadium Partnership Limited, John Fry and Norman Hayward, and I were not able to satisfactorily conclude our negotiations. The team’s unfortunate relegation was not the reason nor was it the price. Missy and I will always have fond memories of Yeovil. It has been a privilege to make friends and acquaintances in the community. We will be returning soon and look forward to seeing everyone at that time.
The club is extraordinarily fortunate to have such a loyal and supportive fan base. I am confident that with proper leadership the team can regain its rightful place in the Football League. While I had hoped to help lead that renaissance, that is not to be.
I remain very excited about the opportunity presented in a properly run Football Club. In the very short time since the Board of Yeovil made its decision, I have been approached with several potentially excellent opportunities in Football. Mark Palmer and I will begin examining those Clubs in the coming days and with a little luck, hope to be able to compete this season.
My thanks go out to Mark (Palmer), Neale (Marmon), the fans, supporter groups, sponsors, the ‘Don’ at Tamburino’s and, of course, the staff at Lanes for making us feel welcome and excited about the potential with the Glovers."
The Trust have added their own views on the subject as an addendum, saying:
"The Trust Board would like to publically thank Rob for his efforts to provide fresh direction and investment to our beloved Club and wish him well in his aim to make a success of a Football Club of his own."
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