ANOTHER name has emerged as a candidate for the vacant managerial position at Bangor City.

The Chronicle understands that Enrico Piccioni is being strongly considered for the role at the JD Cymru North side, who parted ways with Stephen Vaughan Jr following their heavy loss at league leading Prestatyn Town.

Piccioni is believed to be close friends with Citizens’ director of football Max Leghissa and recently managed Maltese Premier League side Mosta for a brief period.

The 57-year-old Italian is a former professional and played centre back for a number of clubs before embarking on his managerial career, that has seen him take charge of sides such as Botev Plovdiv, Shumen, Sambenedettese and Riccione.

He joins a wide-open race for the role that has also seen former Liverpool and England star John Barnes linked with the post, with new chairman Dominico Serafino aiming to make a huge splash in a bid to get back sections of the club’s beleaguered fan base and return the club to the JD Cymru Premier following a turbulent two years.

The Citizens’ have gone from top-flight runners-up to facing the prospect of Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One football prior to their successful appeal regarding a 42-point deduction imposed by the Football Association of Wales.

No official confirmation of the appointment has been made by the club at this stage, with things set to progress in the next week in regards to a new arrival, according to sources.