BANGOR City have appointed Max Leghissa as their new director of football.

The Citizens’ confirmed the arrival this week following their 42-point deduction that sees them relegated from the FAW Tier Two Northern Championship pending an appeal, with the Trieste native boasting a wealth of experience across the continent.

Leghissa had four years at the Milan academy, in addition to holding the position of marketing director at Udinese.

He has also spent time working at Casarano, Gallipoli, Pordenone and Mezzocorona, and spent two years in Sweden at Syrianska.

The new arrival has a previous relationship with City chairman Stephen Vaughan Jnr, with the pair working together at Maltese Premier Division side Mosta where Leghissa was technical director.

Vaughan Jnr, said: “Having worked with Max for a short spell at Mosta, I know the level of professionalism he can bring to the football club.

“The players he brought to Mosta, by using his contacts around Europe, was a big part of the turnaround during the season when I was there.

“I look forward to working with him here at Bangor as we strive to bring quality players and a professional mindset to the club on and off the pitch.”

Leghissa will be tasked with putting together a squad on non-professional contracts during the summer, with the club under a transfer embargo as a result of a recent Football Association of Wales hearing.