Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney made huge promise to players because of King Charles


Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney made huge promise to players because of King Charles

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the Hollywood owners of Wrexham AFC once made a big money promise to players due to a visit from King Charles.

Ever since taking over the club in 2021, Reynolds and McElhenney have been investing a lot in order to move Wrexham up the football pyramid.

Last month, Wrexham secured their return to the English Football League after a 3-1 win against Boreham Wood sealed their place in League Two next season.

After the club’s huge achievement, star player Paul Mullin revealed that Reynolds and McElhenney made a huge promise to the players because of King Charles.

During the season, whilst King Charles came to visit the club, the players had to fly to an away match due to the short turnaround.

Flying to a match is something that is unheard of in the lower leagues but McElhenney used it to motivate his troops.

Mullin told GQ: “That come about by accident, basically King Charles came to Wrexham to see the players so we had to fly to get to the match we had on time.

“Rob made us a deal and said: ‘If youse win I'll get you [a private jet] next time until youse get beat’.

“Then we went on a huge winning streak, so they had no choice.”

The striker then heaped praise on the Hollywood duo.

Mullin added: “I've never had owners like these, they care so much. And it's not just about the club, they care about the people. They'll ring us to see how we're getting on, they'll ask how the family is. They also keep speaking about how they’re trying to put a spotlight on every other club in the National League, and Wales as a country.

“People in America are now interested in football because of these two guys. You wouldn’t think this sport could have gotten any bigger, but it has because of them.”

On the challenge of dealing with big pressure, Mullin said: “From the first game of the season we've had the same pressure: we have to win every game because everyone's out to beat us.

“I love it when it gets to crunch time in the season and the pressure becomes intensified, I prefer pressure because, like, if you don't have pressure coming towards the end of the season then why are you playing football? It means you're doing something right.”

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