DIXIE McNEILL, FORMER WREXHAM PLAYER AND MANAGER:
“IT’S a great appointment – they couldn’t have got a better coach than the national coach.
“Some people may be negative and complain that Dean hasn’t managed before but I think he’s made a very brave decision.
“Dean knows lots and lots of people connected with football and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do.”
WAYNNE PHILLIPS, FORMER WREXHAM AND WALES MIDFIELDER, NOW JOINT MANAGER OF NEWI CEFN DRUIDS (right):
“I think this is positive news. I look to the situation when I was coming through as a youngster and a man by the name of Brian Flynn was appointed at Wrexham.
“He was a former Wales international and a great player who came in and turned out to be a fantastic manager.
“I’m sure the same thing will happen with Dean – I think it’s a good appointment.”
CAERSWS MANAGER MICKEY EVANS, PART OF WREXHAM’S RECORD-BREAKING 1977/8 SIDE:
“Only time will tell how he does, but something needed to be done. Maybe Dean can bring something new to Wrexham. The enthusiasm he showed as a player will hopefully rub-off on everyone there.
“As supporters we’re disappointed with what’s gone on so hopefully better things are around the corner. Nobody wants to see Wrexham struggling where they are at the moment.”
FANS’ FAVOURITE KARL CONNOLLY, FORMER WREXHAM AND QPR FRONTMAN:
“It’s good news, Dean has plenty of experience. I’m sure he’ll be fine doing both jobs.”
NEIL ROBERTS, FORMER WREXHAM STRIKER NOW WITH RHYL (above):
“This is a great appointment. To be honest I thought he’d step into management at a higher level.
“He obviously sees potential at the club.”