BANGOR City manager Pedro Pasculli has targeted a return to Europe for the club in the coming years.

The former World Cup winner with Argentina, who played with iconic figures such as Diego Maradona, has made a good start to life with the Citizens’ and turned around the club’s fortunes in a short space of time.

This eventually ended with City securing a fifth-place finish in JD Cymru North following the season curtailment, and Pasculli is keen to build on this whenever competitive action gets back underway next term.

He said: “I am working to get this team as far as possible.

“The plan here is to play in Europe. I was lucky enough to play international football and it is normal that you want to achieve and do your best possible. I have played for Argentina alongside Maradona and was world champion – the ambition is always there.

“With sacrifice and intelligence a lot is possible. It is not a case that it is immediate, you have to go step by step at times. We say ‘if you continue, continue, continue then you earn respect’ this is what I do, one step at a time.”

Pasculli called on everyone associated with the club to pull together once again next season. The club has made great strides since with arrival of Citizens’ president Domenico Serafino, but the manager aired on the side of caution when speaking on the timeframe of their rise back to prominence.

“Here at Bangor everyone needs to work together: the club, the coach, the players, everyone,” added Pasculli.

"Of course, everyone wants it straight away but it is not easy and you need patience. We all want to bring joy to the Bangor fans and the next step is to get back in the top-flight and then the Europa League.

“A lot of people ask – friends, family and journalists. I am trying to make my mark here and introduce my style of passing football.

“The nice thing about football is the people you meet and you keep in touch with. I can’t say how long I’ll be here but I want people to remember Pasculli the coach but also Pasculli the person.”