Rob Couhig has revealed he felt ‘a little uncomfortable’ being Wycombe Wanderers’ chairman as he was ‘getting involved in another project.’

The 75-year-old had spent five seasons as the club’s owner before selling his 90 per cent share to the Georgian billionaire, Mikhail Lomtadze, in May of this year.

Despite the takeover, he stayed on the Wanderers board in a new role as chairman, but left Adams Park roughly one month later.

He has since revealed the reasoning for his departure in an exclusive chat with the Bucks Free Press, as he addressed rumours that he might become the new owner of Wycombe’s Thames Valley and League One neighbours, Reading.

The Royals are currently up for sale following the disastrous stewardship of Dai Yongge, who has crippled the club’s finances.

When asked about his exit from Wanderers, along with his activity since then, Couhig told the Free Press: “It’s been very interesting.

“I said I would help Mikhail with the transition.

“I stayed for the whole of May but I was getting involved in another project.

“We spoke about it and I admitted to feeling a little uncomfortable.

“I love Wycombe and I will help Wycombe no matter what, but I thought our formal relationship should end, so we pulled the trigger a few weeks ago.”

When asked about the sudden nature of his departure, he explained: “I haven’t been back to Burgers Café for breakfast in Marlow for about six weeks, so I miss all of that.

“But the truth is that Mikhail could not have been better [buyer for Wycombe] as he was everything that I wanted to do, and why I wanted to do it.

“I’m a very active guy and I like to push things, so I thought the time had come for others to step forward and as long as I was there, it would have been difficult for them.”

The New Orleans native also thanked all the Wycombe fans for their support during the last five years, and has revealed he ‘misses’ being in the area.

He concluded: “I have a tab open for all the thank you notes that I have got to send.

“My nephew, Pete, wrote such a fantastic goodbye letter that was gold standard.

“From the first time I met Trevor Stroud, who brought me into the club, and Mark Palmer, all the guys on the board, the Trust, and my God I’ve had my disagreements with them from time to time, but it’s been with the common goal of trying to make Wycombe better.

“The fans, and the keyboard warriors who would sometimes get my goat, we were all part of it and we got there eventually.

“I miss that community as we spent a lot of time in Marlow but time moves on, and I believe this is the single best thing I could do for the club.”