BANGOR City director of football Stephen Vaughan Jnr has stepped down from the role after accepting a coaching job in Malta.

The Citizens confirmed the news following their impressive 3-0 Huws Gray Alliance victory over Prestatyn Town, which maintained Vaughan Jnr’s 100 per cent record in all competitions since taking over on a temporary basis from Craig Harrison.

He will now move on to take up the assistant manager post at Mosta FC in the Maltese Premier League, where he will be joining up with experienced pro-license coach Mark Miller.

A club statement, said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen for the work he has done at the club as Director of Football, Head of recruitment, Under 19s Manager & Interim First Team Manager.

“In Stephen's two-and-a-half-years at the club we have seen the first team finish fourth and second in the Welsh Premier League, winning five games from five as Interim First Team Boss as well as establishing a link between the academy and first team.

“Homegrown players such as Cai Owen, Guto Williams, Alex Boss, Sam Jones, Gethin Thomas, Sam Ashworth, Leon Jones, Gruff Evans, Kian Owen and Cian Williams among others have all broken through to the first team squad in his time.”

The Chronicle understands that VSM will still be heavily involved in the club behind-the-scenes despite Vaughan Jnr’s departure, with a new management team expected to be confirmed before their huge clash at fierce rivals Rhyl on Friday night.