BANGOR City have appointed Stephen Vaughan Jnr as their new manager.

The Citizens’ announced the news on Friday, July 5, with Vaughan Jnr taking on the hot seat in addition to his role as the club’s chairman.

He will be working closely with director of football Max Leghissa in embedding an influx of foreign players to life in the FAW Tier 2 North League, and the controversial figure has targeted “a season of stability” after another turbulent summer at the EuroGold Stadium.

Vaughan Jnr, said: “This season is all about stability for us. I am excited about the prospect of taking over as first-team manager.

“Having had two years with the under-19s and a short interim spell leading the team as well as working in Malta’s BOV Premier League on a full-time basis, I feel that I am ready now to lead the team.

“With the foreign players brought in, as well as the crop of British players we have training with us at present, we will look to have a competitive side in the league.

“There are a number of good quality sides in this season’s league and I am confident that after a good pre-season schedule I can –– with the help of my staff –– put a competitive side out on to the pitch on a weekly basis.”

Vaughan Jnr will be assisted in the dugout by David Mannix, who has taken up the position of assistant manager and will double up as the club's academy director, with Luke Purcell, taking on the role of first-team coach.

The new appointment took over the club briefly following the departure of Craig Harrison last season and managed to walk away from the group with a 100 per cent win record from five games.

He will lead the Citizens’ squad in an intense week-long training camp in Liverpool to further ready themselves for the campaign ahead, which will also include a pair of friendly contests against Mold Alexandra and Hednesford Town.