Wrexham’s Hollywood owners begin search for new manager after Keates leaves the club

Wrexham’s Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney begin search for new manager after Dean Keates leaves National League club following play-off disappointment

  • Wrexham have confirmed the departure of Keates and his assistant Davies
  • Their contracts were due to expire this summer and will not be renewed
  • Wrexham missed out on a top-seven spot with Saturday’s draw at Dagenham

Wrexham are looking for a new manager after Dean Keates was relieved of his duties following the club’s failure to reach the Vanarama National League play-offs.

The Dragons, who are owned by Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, missed out on a top-seven spot after drawing 1-1 at Dagenham on Saturday.

Keates, his assistant Andy Davies and first-team coach Carl Darlington were all out of contract this summer and have been informed their deals will not be renewed.

Wrexham are owned by Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney

Actor Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over Wrexham in February

Actor Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over Wrexham in February

Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds (left) and Rob McElhenney took over Wrexham in February

Actors Reynolds and McElhenney, who completed a takeover of the club in February, said in a joint statement: ‘We would like to thank Dean, Andy and Carl for all their efforts on behalf of the club, in what at times were challenging circumstances.

‘We are committed to returning the club to the EFL at the earliest opportunity and feel that a change of manager will provide us with the best chance of achieving that objective.

‘Dean, Andy and Carl will always be welcome at the club.’

Dean Keates has been informed his deal will not be renewed by the National League club

Dean Keates has been informed his deal will not be renewed by the National League club

Dean Keates has been informed his deal will not be renewed by the National League club

The Dragons missed out on a top-seven spot after drawing 1-1 at Dagenham on Saturday

The Dragons missed out on a top-seven spot after drawing 1-1 at Dagenham on Saturday

The Dragons missed out on a top-seven spot after drawing 1-1 at Dagenham on Saturday

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