Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will visit Wrexham and not be ‘classic absentee owners’ of club

The Hollywood actors were approved to take over the Welsh club last month

Karl Matchett
Monday 07 December 2020 12:31
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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will not merely be owners from overseas at Wrexham FC, says Peter Moore.

The former Liverpool chief executive is to be an advisor for the pair over the running of the Welsh club, which the Hollywood duo have ambitions to take back into league football and far beyond.

There have been questions over whether they would be distant and rarely seen around the actual club, but their mission statement clarified they would attend matches and meet the fans when work schedules allowed and Moore says they have every intention of being as hands-on as possible.

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“Absolutely you'll see them come over because I think they really want to thank the people that have helped the club stay afloat, stay competitive,” he said to Sky Sports.

"These are not going to be the classic absentee owners - they want to be involved, they get what is required of them and they want to be seen as responsible stewards of a wonderful football club."

Regarding the pair’s plans for the club, the initial target will be a return to the EFL. Wrexham were relegated in 2008 from League Two and have been in the fifth tier ever since, placing between fourth and 19th in their dozen years in the National League.

This season they sit 10th after 12 games, but Moore says the focus will be on climbing the league ladder once more.

"Ultimately you've got to have the objective of getting Wrexham back into the Football League.

“It's bizarre to me - 80 years in the Football League - I continued to watch the Wrexham scores from afar and all of a sudden they had fallen out of the league. You think about the town, you think about North Wales. It's just horrendous that they're not in the Football League anymore so I think that has to be job one.”

Reynolds and McElhenney are expected to invest several million into the non-league club.

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