Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds vow to ‘dream big’ in effort to take Wrexham to Premier League

The actors have pledged to invest heavily in the Welsh club to take them up to the Football League and beyond

Jack Rathborn
Thursday 28 October 2021 17:02
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<p>Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney hold a press conference</p>

Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney hold a press conference

Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds insist they are ready to “dream big” and aim to guide Wrexham from the National League to the Premier League.

The Hollywood co-owners attended their first game since taking over the Welsh club this week with the Red Dragons going down 3-2 against Maidenhead, leaving them 11th in the table and six points outside the play-offs.

The pair took over from the Wrexham Supporters’ Trust and made a £2million investment under the terms of the deal.

And while they are realistic about the club’s potential to achieve promotion and rise up the Football League, they refuses to hide their ultimate goal of taking the club into the Premier League.

“We’d be lying if the dream wasn’t Premier League,” Reynolds said. “Look, our goal is to get back in the league and continue our way upwards.

“It's to win, win, win! Everything is in lockstep with Wrexham and the community. Our job is to remind the supporters of the club, make sure Wrexham is the name and a bit more global.”

While McElhenney added: “If you can theoretically get to the Premier League...why not dream big?

“I hope everyone recognises we are here for the right reasons.

“Some clubs have gone from the National League to the Championship. We want to go a bit further.”

Reynolds added that he hopes to attract some of his celebrity friends to Wales, with actor Will Ferrell, a known Chelsea fan, the first name he will invite to the Racecourse.

Reynolds added: “I like building in a sustainable way. It is one step and one day at a time and giving the club the respect it deserves.

“Wrexham can grow. I’m really anxious to see it grow.”

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