Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney purchased the non-league football club in February.
Having made a £2m investment,
bought the Welsh clubWrexham
. 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 theDaily 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
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."
"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 againstTamworth