Many Wycombe Wanderers have reacted to the news that the club is now under new ownership.

It was confirmed in the evening of May 4 that billionaire Mikheil Lomtadze had purchased the Couhig family’s 90 per cent stake of the Adams Park side, subject to clearance from the EFL.

The takeover has been in the works since the autumn, after ex-CEO Rob Couhig announced his intention to sell Wanderers in the summer of last year.

Both Couhig and Lomtadze have remained in contact with the former telling Wanderers’ media channels that he at the 48-year-old self-made billionaire ‘shared similar values’, which played a key role in the sale going through.

He said: "I came to understand that his goals for the Club were similar to mine.

“Important to me, although often separated by a 12-hour time difference, we became friends.  

“The logical conclusion to those discussions culminated today [May 4] with the transfer of Feliciana EFL Limited to his company.

“The Board of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club will have three new directors, Mikheil, Eduard Vyshnyakov, and Daniel Rice.

“The Board has asked me to convey its and the Wanderers family’s appreciation for the great work that Missy Couhig and Pete Couhig have done for the Club and community since June 2019.

"As for me, Mikheil has asked and I have agreed to continue as Chairman during the transition of ownership.”

The news of the sale has led many to thank the Couhig family for their support, with the Americans being in charge of the club since 2019.

During the last five years, they have helped Wanderers achieve three Wembley finals, secure a year in the Championship, and facilitate the first managerial change in over a decade.

This was after Gareth Ainsworth suddenly departed to Queens Park Rangers in February 2023, allowing Matt Bloomfield to be hired whilst the latter was at Colchester United.

Taking to Facebook, some fans had their say.

Dave Meredith said: “Couhigs have done a great job. The new owner has a LOT to live up to

Chris Perrin added: “At least Mr Couhig is still the chairman of Wycombe Wanderers, may that continue

Jey Bartlett said: “Massive shout out to Rob for everything he has done.

"I dread to think where our club would be without him.

"Thank you so much for everything the Couhigs have done.

"I hope the new owners will have the same passion and commitment to the club .

Jamie Cole added: “Blimey! New owners. Welcome Mikheil and good luck! You have a proud history to protect and hopefully help blossom.

Steve Johnson said: “Wow. Hope it’s not going to be like Reading. I always seem to trust the Couhigs. Time will tell.

John Evans added: “Good luck to the new owners. You’ve acquired a club with great traditions and the foundation to reach the top.”

Following Lomtadze’s arrival, he aims that Wycombe will have a ‘world-class academy’ within three years, to nurture promising talents in Kazakhstan, his country of residence.