Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney believe Wrexham have the potential to reach the Premier League under their ownership.
It’s just two years since Reynolds and McElhenney began talks to purchase Wrexham, with the pair’s ownership having sent shockwaves through non-league football.
Despite suffering playoff heartbreak against Grimsby at the backend of last season, the duo remain determined to take Wrexham up the football pyramid.
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In an interview with Sky Sports News, Reynolds and McElhenney have opened up about their ambitions to take Wrexham into the Premier League.
“Anything can happen in football, you can put together the greatest team on earth, for some giant killer to come along and take out Man United,” Reynolds told Sky Sports News.
“Why couldn’t Wrexham theoretically make it to the Premier League one day?”
It’s 14 years since Wrexham last competed in the Football League, having been relegated from League Two at the end of the 2007/08 season.
Promotion challenges have come and gone for the Welsh side, most recently last season when Wrexham finished six points behind champions Stockport County.
Disappointment in the playoffs would follow, with the events of Wrexham’s turbulent 2021/22 season the subject to a recently released documentary.
The FX docuseries, called Welcome to Wrexham, details the highs and the lows of Wrexham’s campaign, while offering an insight into the first full season in charge for Reynolds and McElhenney.
“It was intense,” Reynolds added. “I was nervous walking through Wrexham the first few times, but now it feels like a second home.”
Having had no previous experience in owning sports teams, the pair have taken to life as Wrexham’s custodians, with McElhenney having embraced the unique Welsh culture.
“I have learned the Welsh national anthem,” admitted the American actor. “I realised they (Wrexham fans) sing that quite a bit.”
Promotion is of course the aim for Wrexham this season, with the Red Dragons having started the campaign as favourites to go up.
Currently in fifth place after four games, Wrexham will continue their National League title assault away to Woking in the televised game on Saturday evening.
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