LLANDUDNO have confirmed Bangor City boss Gary Taylor-Fletcher as their new manager.

The Pioneer originally broke the news on Monday evening, with the former Premier League star impressing considerably during a successful application process.

Taylor-Fletcher is no stranger to the Giant Hospitality Stadium after signing as a player earlier this season before making a move to the Citizens’ hot seat, where he oversaw a difficult period at the club due to financial issues and a host of senior departures.

He introduced a number of Academy players into the first team during the second half of the season, but they were unable to catch eventual champions Airbus Broughton and had to contend with four spot.

Taylor-Fletcher has long indicated his desire to move into management after a glittering playing career which has seen him turn out for prestigious sides such as Blackpool and Leicester City and score at venues such as Old Trafford.

He worked with manager Kevin Nicholson at Bangor City as a player-assistant and helped them finish second in the JD Welsh Premier League before their demotion to the second tier.

The new boss will be tasked with getting Tudno back into the top flight at the first opportunity following their relegation this season after a four-year stay at the top of the Welsh football pyramid.

Taylor-Fletcher, said: “After the last two and a half seasons being player-manager of Bangor City, I wanted to stay involved in a managerial position in semi-professional football, as this fits well with my other ventures currently in place.

“Obviously having previously been at Llandudno as a player, I know the set-up, the squad and what the board want to achieve, which helped me in making the decision to come to the club.

“This will help the transition be smooth as I already have a knowledge of the club and how it runs, we have a long time to wait but the hard work will start now.

“Last season was a huge disappointment for the club and getting relegated will obviously affect the club. It will be a very tough league this year but I’m confident that we will be challenging come the end of the season.”