Wrexham’s Hollywood owners are looking for a new manager after Keates leaves the club de

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Wrexham’s Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney look for a new manager after Dean Keates leaves the National League club after playoff disappointment

  • Wrexham has confirmed the departure of Keates and his assistant Davies
  • Their contracts were due to expire this summer and will not be renewed
  • Wrexham missed a place in the top seven with Saturday’s draw in Dagenham

Wrexham is looking for a new manager after Dean Keates was removed from office after the club failed to reach the Vanarama National League playoffs.

The Dragons, owned by Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, missed a spot in the top seven after a 1-1 draw 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 that their deals will not be renewed.

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 took over 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 sometimes challenging circumstances.

‘We are committed to getting the club back to the EFL as soon as possible and we believe that a change of manager will give us the best opportunity to achieve that goal.

“Dean, Andy and Carl are always welcome at the club.”

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

The Dragons missed a spot in the top seven after a 1-1 draw at Dagenham on Saturday

The Dragons missed a spot in the top seven after a 1-1 draw at Dagenham on Saturday

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