Hollywood actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have pledged to turn Welsh side Wrexham, who play in the fifth tier of English football, into a global powerhouse after announcing a bid to purchase the club.
McElhenney, best known for creating and starring in the the hit comedy series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and Reynolds, who drew acclaim for his performances in the Marvel franchise “Deadpool,” moved closer to confirming reports that they were to invest in the lower league club after speaking to members of Wrexham’s supporters’ trust on Sunday.
Among the plans outlined by the American duo was to heavily invest in the club with the aim of making it a global brand, appoint a new CEO who has experience at the helm of a bigger club, introduce a new women’s team and produce a Netflix-style documentary which details the efforts being made to galvanize the team which was originally founded in 1884.
Both McElhenney and Reynolds are believed to want to invest their own funds into the club and take advantage of marketing opportunities available to them with the intention of inciting a surge up the English football pyramid. (RT)