LES REED: Former FA director joins Wrexham as advisor
Former Football Association technical director Les Reed has joined Wrexham as an advisor to the board.
Reed has agreed to join Hollywood actor-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds with the specific brief of creating a football strategy for the Vanarama National League club.
“When Shaun Harvey presented the chance to help return Wrexham to the EFL, it was an opportunity that was exceptionally interesting and a challenge I wanted to take on,” Reed told the club website.
“It reminds me very much of when I first went to Southampton under new ownership in League One, where the objective was to return the club to the Premier League at the earliest opportunity, while creating a sustainable business model.
“As it was then, the recruitment of players for the first team will be key to join those in the current squad who will be retained, if financial terms can be agreed.
“I look forward to working with everyone at the club involved with the recruitment and development of players, and the new manager in particular.”
Les Reed previously managed Charlton and his last club role was director of football and vice-chairman at Southampton before taking this role at Wrexham.
The 68-year-old, who worked in the England coaching set-up when Kevin Keegan was manager, served as the FA’s technical director from 2002 and 2004 and again between February 2019 and December 2020.
McElhenney and Reynolds completed their takeover of Wrexham in February.
Wrexham missed out on the National League play-offs on the final day of the season last Saturday and manager Dean Keates departed the following day.
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