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Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney complete Wrexham takeover

FOOTBALL By Mirror | February 10th 2021
Actor Ryan Reynolds looks on during a news conference to promote the movie 'Woman In Gold' at the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival, in Berlin February 9, 2015. [REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke]

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have completed their takeover of Wrexham Association Football Club.

The pair outlined their ambitious vision for the National League side last year, pledging to return Wrexham to the Football League.

Reynolds and McElhenney also said they would make the club a "global force" during a meeting with former owners the Wrexham Supporters Trust, which took place after 95 per cent of members voted in favour of talks.

A subsequent vote saw 98.6 per cent of members vote in favour of the takeover, which was confirmed late on Tuesday.

A statement on the club's website reads: "The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board is pleased to announce the completion of the sale of Wrexham AFC to RR McReynolds LLC.

"We would like to thank all our members for their participation in the voting process and patience regarding the deal. Also, to our advisors on the deal, namely BDO, Kevin Jacquiss, Mackenzie Jones, Rob Parry and Sheridans.

Rob McElhenney, who is close to completing a takeover of Welsh soccer club Wrexham with fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, poses at the seventh season premiere screening of the FX cable television series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" in Hollywood September 13, 2011. [REUTERS/Fred Prouser]

The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board would also like to thank both Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds and their advisors, Inner Circle Sports and Walker Morris, for the time they have put into this process.

"We would like to place on record our gratitude for their professional approach at all times, and for their engagement with Wrexham Supporters Trust, Wrexham supporters and the broader local community.

"Wrexham Supporters Trust now enters a new chapter, with thought required on the direction we take. We urge all supporters to unite behind our new owners, the Club and the team as they look to return Wrexham to the heights we have all dreamed of."

Wrexham were relegated from League Two in 2008 and were owned by fans since 2011.

During last November's talks with the Wrexham Supporters Trust, Reynolds and McElhenney said they would improve the Racecourse Ground and provide "comprehensive financial support for the manager and his coaching team".

Reynolds also outlined his intention to attend as many matches as possible and said "our intention is to become part of the Wrexham story rather than Wrexham becoming part of our story."

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