Vaughan revealed he was studying for a master's degree in sporting directorship as he retired last summer and Tranmere confirmed on Tuesday that he had been appointed to that role at Prenton Park. The Merseyside club currently sit second in the fourth tier.
The former Huddersfield, Crystal Palace and Norwich forward will initially focus on recruitment and lead an ongoing restructuring of the club's 'footballing processes' after a decision to leave the academy system four years ago.
“Having been around the club for two years now and having spoken with the chairman, I am excited about being able to be part of the project going forwards," Vaughan said.
“I have always had a good relationship with Micky (Mellon, manager) both as a player and working with him as part of the team involved in building the current squad over the last six months."
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