The Wrexham Supporters’ Trust has told talkSPORT how the Welsh club are in ‘pinch-me territory’ and feel like they’re ‘living a dream’ after Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney completed their takeover.
Deadpool star Reynolds and fellow actor and friend McElhenney are now officially chairmen of Wrexham, having taken 100 per cent control of the formerly supporter-owned National League club on Tuesday.
Can’t get to the Racecourse Ground fast enough. Game on. #UpTheTown @Wrexham_AFC pic.twitter.com/tOZ0vMZcSt
— Wryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 10, 2021
The Hollywood pair have outlined their vision for the club, aiming to get Wrexham back to the Football League quickly, announcing plans to invest in the team as well as Women’s football, the club’s stadium and local area.
Importantly for fans, too, Reynolds and McElhenney – who joked they have changed their names to ‘Wryan’ and ‘Wrob’ following their takeover – have vowed to ‘always beat Chester’.
It marks a new era for the Welsh club, with an immediate £2million investment made from their new owners.
And Matty Owen from the Wrexham Supporters’ Trust joined talkSPORT 2 on Wednesday to share the club’s jubilation that the deal has finally gone through.
“It’s still definitely in ‘pinch me’ territory I think,” he said.
“Although it’s actually over the line now it’s still like we’re living in a dream. Many fans can’t believe it, but it’s real now and it’s surreal.
There are no small bottles, Wrob. Only small owners…. with small bottles. p.s. We have the same lawyer. https://t.co/2KzLWRZFO3
— Wryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 9, 2021
“We’ve had so many false dawns over the years, of people being mentioned of coming into the football club and we’ve been kicked around in the past by different business people all claiming to have the best interest of the club at heart, but when it gets down to it…
“When this announcement was made that there were two individuals with high net-worth looking at a deal to take the club on, a lot of us were a bit reserved.
“But once the names came out into the public, it was like a dream then.
“These two guys aren’t going to asset strip the club, so basically once we heard who it was we couldn’t wait.
“The Supporters Trust has kept the club on the straight and narrow, and it’s sad in a way that the fan ownership is coming to an end, but with Ryan and Rob coming in now, you couldn’t dream of having it passed to better owners.
“They’ve certainly won everybody over, that’s for sure.”