BANGOR City have dropped a bombshell with the appointment of Pedro Pasculli as their new manager.

The JD Cymru North side confirmed the news shortly before their clash with Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant on Saturday, with the former World Cup winner taking over from Stephan Vaughan Jr with immediate effect.

Pasculli was part of the 1986 Argentina squad that conquered all-comers thanks in no small part to the incredible contribution from Diego Maradona, and the ex-international represented the likes of Colón de Santa Fe, Argentinos Juniors, Lecce, Newell's Old Boys and PJM Futures during a standout 20-year professional career.

He has also managed a significant number of clubs since retiring from the game and has already set his sights on returning the Citizens’ to the JD Cymru Premier in what the club is calling “a two-year plan”.

Speaking to S4C Sgorio, Pasculli said: “It is a pleasure to be here and I would like to thank director of football Max (Leghissa) for giving me the opportunity.

“I want to work hard for the guys and get Bangor City back to where they want to be.

“I want the team to play hard, to win and enjoy their football. I also want this for the fans and the club but winning is the most important thing.

“I am going to work hard to improve the team and show dedication, and I want to get the very best from the players.”

High-profile names such as John Barnes had been heavily linked with the role prior to the appointment, which is another bold step from new chairman Dominico Serafino as he looks to get the club back to prominence following a turbulent two years.