LES REED has agreed to join Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds as an advisor to the Wrexham board, with the specific brief of creating a football strategy for the club.

Reed has coached at every level of the game, both nationally and internationally, and his last club role was Director of Football and Vice-Chairman at Southampton.

His most recent role was Technical Director of the FA, and he will now lend his considerable experience to helping identify a new manager for the club.

Furthermore, he has already provided a detailed analysis of the current playing squad, upon which decisions around the future structure of the first-team squad will be based.

Reed’s role with Wrexham AFC will be combined with other consultancy positions.

On taking the role at Wrexham, Reed said: “When Shaun Harvey presented the chance to help return Wrexham to the Football League, it was an opportunity that was exceptionally interesting and a challenge I wanted to take on.

“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.”