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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, Owners of Wrexham, Sack Dean Keates |  Football News

Wrexham is on the hunt for a new manager after Dean Keates was dismissed from his post following the club’s inability to reach the 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 without a contract this summer and have been told their contracts will not be renewed.

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 under sometimes difficult circumstances.

“We are committed to sending the club back to EFL as soon as possible and we believe that a change of manager will give us the best chance of achieving this goal.

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

Keates took over as manager of the racetrack for the second time in 2019 and guided Wrexham to a 20th place in the National League last season and they finished one point out of play-offs this season.

Meanwhile, the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic was revealed earlier this week for Wrexham, with the club recording losses of £ 740,000 for the 2019/20 season.

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