Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have expressed their enthusiasm for building a sustainable business at Wrexham following their promotion back to League Two, claiming they want to be their for ‘the rest of our lives’.
Wrexham recently returned to the English Football League after a 15-year absence this season, with the duo’s investment in the Welsh club yielding positive results.
Since taking over the club from the Wrexham Supporters Trust in February 2021, Reynolds and McElhenney have made significant investments in infrastructure and have worked on strengthening the squad under manager Phil Parkinson.
Reports suggest that their expenditure has exceeded £10m.
During an interview on the Fearless in Devotion podcast, McElhenney responded to the critics that believe the pair will eventually tire of the club.
“I find it fascinating there are people who assume this could ever be boring in any stretch of the imagination,” he said.
“The things we have done and felt in the last two-and-a-half years just don’t exist in our worlds – or any world that I can think of. So getting bored would never be on the list of things that would happen.
“But I also think about any cynicism or criticism that we might get, that is simply by nature just not creative in any way or helpful in any way, is generally just a reflection of how someone is feeling about themselves or something they may have gone through in their life.”
Looking ahead, Wrexham is expected to further strengthen its team in the upcoming summer transfer window to mount a promotion challenge in League Two next season.
Reynolds, expressing his ambition to guide Wrexham to the Premier League, admitted that his involvement in football has become an ‘addiction’.
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“We don’t pretend it’s just salad days ahead. It’s a journey. It’s making sure that no matter what we do as stewards of this club we are avoiding stasis or backtracking at all cost,” Reynolds said.
“That can sometimes happen, at least from when I’ve observed other clubs, you can get in this cycle where you’re just keeping your head above water.
“So we always want to be on that inexorable march forward, not just as a club but as a community, and Rob and I love Wrexham about as much as two human beings could love anything on this planet.”
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