Bangor City have appointed Argentinean World Cup winner Pedro Pasculli as their new manager.

Pasculli replaces Stephen Vaughan Jr, who stepped down after a 7-0 defeat at Prestatyn Town in the Cymru North.

The 59-year-old won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 alongside Diego Maradona.

He has previously managed a number of Italian clubs as well as Albania’s Dinamo Tirana and Uganda.

Pasculli played as a striker for Colón de Santa Fe and Argentinos Juniors in Argentina, as well as for Lecce in Italy. He is the second best all-time goalscorer for Lecce. He retired from professional football in 1996, after playing for Italian club Casertana F.C., helping the club to obtain promotion to Serie C2 (Italian 4th division). He ended his football career with Pelita Jaya in Indonesia.

At international level, Pasculli won the FIFA World Cup with the Argentina national football team in 1986, scoring the only goal in the team’s victory against Uruguay in the round of 16.

Following his retirement as a player in 1996, Pasculli has worked as the manager of the Uganda national football team, Verbania in Serie D and Dinamo Tirana in Albania. Until 2012 he lived in Salento and has coached several local teams. Since 8 March 2012 he is the coach of Cittanova in the Italian Serie D.

Bangor City are yet to make an official statement on their website, but have announced the appointment to fans on Twitter.