"It was never a joke" Ryan Reynolds targets Wrexham promotion

Sat 31 July 2021 | 10:33

Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney purchased the non-league football club in February.

Having made a £2m investment,

Ryan Reynolds


Rob McElhenney

bought the Welsh club


. Many observers considered the purchase as a practical joke, but Reynolds says he is excited to play an active role in the club’s growth.

When asked about his goals at Wrexham, Reynolds told the

Daily Telegraph


"Huge: promotion, promotion, promotion."

Reynolds is yet to visit Wrexham because of the pandemic but says the things he and McElhenney have learned about the club

"was more extraordinary and more interesting than I ever could have imagined".

Having missed out on the National League play-offs, Wrexham are set to spend their 14th season in non-League. The club owners have appointed former Sunderland coach

Phil Parkinson

as the team’s new manager.

The Deadpool star added:

"We cannot wait to start the new season... We're going to be over there all the time."

Reynolds says buying the Welsh club has never been a joke to its owners.

"I am proud to say it was never a joke,"

says the Canadian actor.

"We take the growing and building of both Wrexham AFC and Wrexham the community very seriously. In a town like Wrexham, if the football club is going to do very well, the community has to do very well."

He added:

"It is one of the oldest football clubs on the planet, it's a hard-working town filled with incredibly passionate and interesting people… We're not attempting to be the smartest people in the room - there are people in Wrexham who know more about football than I will ever know."

Wrexham will play a friendly match against


on Saturday.

source: SportMob