By FOX Sports staff
Attaphol created history on Wednesday when he led Buriram to the AFC Champions League Round of 16; only the second time a Thai side has progressed past the group stage in Asia's premier club competition.
However, just hours after the achievement, the club announced via a statement by president Newin Chidchob that they had mutually agreed to part ways with the ex-Thailand international, who won 85 caps for the War Elephants during an illustrious playing career.
But it has not taken long for Attaphol to find a new job after the Glass Rabbits confirmed on Friday evening he has been appointed the full-time successor to Phil Stubbins, who left the club in March.
Following the departure of Stubbins, assistant coach Anurak Srikerd was handed the reins on an interim basis, and it is understood he will remain at the club in his previous role despite the arrival of the former Buriram boss.
The most pressing task at hand for the 50-year-old would be the get the best of Bangkok Glass' impressive side, given they have failed to fire so far in 2013.
Despite boasting the likes of Thailand internationals Teeratep Winothai, Chatree Chimtale and Peter Lang, and foreign signings Billy Mehmet and Hironori Saruta, they currently find themselves 12th in the league after picking up just eight points from their opening eight games.
Attaphol will have a tricky first outing as Glass Rabbits coach given they are next in action on Sunday away to third-placed Chonburi.
Image courtesy of Bangkok Glass FC