Wycombe Wanderers has confirmed that former owner Rob Couhig has stepped down as chairman.

The American, who has been involved with the Chairboys since 2019, was appointed the role in May this year, following Mikheil Lomtadze’s purchase of the club.

The takeover meant Couhig moved from owner to chairman, but he officially left his position of the latter on June 7.

Dan Rice, who joined the Adams Park club several weeks ago in the multi-million-pound purchase, will act as interim Chairman.

He initially arrived at HP12 as one of the new directors, alongside Eduard Vyshnyakov.

Speaking to Wanderers TV, Couhig, who helped Wycombe reach two play-off finals, a season in the Championship, a first EFL Trophy appearance, and the club’s first managerial change in well over a decade, said: “My commitment when I first became associated with Wycombe was to upgrade the infrastructure, enhance the game day experience, diversify and solidify revenue, operate efficiently and in a financially sustainable manner, and create an environment that would allow the club to compete in the Championship.

“While I may be biased in my view, I believe we have accomplished those goals.

“As we learn in Ecclesiastes, to everything there is a season.

“For me, my official relationship is now over but I will always remember with fondness and joy my days as a Chairboy.”

New owner, Mikheil Lomtadze, added: “I have the utmost respect and appreciation for the work that Rob and his family have done at Wycombe Wanderers.

“During the many months that I have got to know him, he has become a friend and someone that I have been able to trust and call on for advice and guidance.

“Rob will always be welcome at Adams Park and I firmly believe that everyone at Wycombe Wanderers will always remember and appreciate the wonderful five years that they were able to enjoy during Rob’s leadership.”

Interim chairman, Dan Rice, who has also worked at Arsenal, Everton, Southampton and in the England youth set-up as a scout, added that the board members are ‘working around the clock to prepare the football department in the best possible manner for the new season’.

He also admitted that the plans are for the ‘longer-term future’.

Wanderers have already signed three players this summer, with Alex Hartridge, Jack Matton and Jaiden Bartolo all joining from Exeter City, Woking and Wealdstone respectively on free transfers.