ANDY MORRELL insists a big-name may not be the best way forward when it comes to selecting the new Wrexham manager.

Dean Keates was not offered a new contract after the Reds failed to secure a play-off spot and the search is under way to find his successor that will lead the club - taken over by Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds in February - into a 14th season in non-league.

Mark Hughes, Chris Coleman and Eddie Howe are among the high profile managers linked with the vacancy but the likes of Mark Hudson, a former coach and caretaker manager of Huddersfield, Nigel Clough and Michael Flynn - both successful in the lower divisions and currently at clubs - are also in the frame.

Morrell, a former Wrexham player-boss who stood on the brink of promotion back to the Football League after reaching the 2013 play-off final where the Reds lost 2-0 to Newport, believes appointing someone with managerial experience at this level has huge benefits.

"These big names, it doesn't necessarily mean you know what the National League is all about," said Morrell.

"Going to Eastleigh, Dover, is different to taking your team to QPR, and finding players and knowing the standard and the level.

"You can always get players from higher leagues for more money but are they going to be suited to this division, and will they get their head around playing at this level?

"There is a lot to consider, and do you go for somebody who has not had much managerial experience and you are putting it in somebody's hands that doesn't necessarily know the level.

"But there are players and there are managers out there that do know the level and could do very well, especially if you get the budget that they are saying.

"They could be very successful."

Regardless of the high-profile takeover by the Hollywood A-listers, Morrell says there will be no shortage of takers for the job.

"There will be a lot of people wanting it!" said Morrell.

"It's the size of the club in the division, the fan-base, everything, and it is also the big budget that comes with it and the profile of the job.

"I'm sure that they will be inundated with people that want it."