Former AFC Leopards coach Tomas Trucha has been unveiled as the new manager of Liga Premier of Malaysia giants Penang FC less than 24 hours after quitting the den.

The Czech Republican quit the Kenyan giants of Thursday, citing threats to his life and his manager.

Ingwe chairman Dan Shikanda said at a press conference that the coach had decided to resign over fears of his life.

“Today, we accepted Tomas Trucha’s resignation as Head Coach, effective immediately. This has been occasioned by the coach feeling that his safety is not guaranteed since his manager, Mr. Prince Channis, has been threatened by people purporting to be ingwe supporters,” Shikanda said.

He accused a section of the club supporters of trying ro destabilize Ingwe by threatening the coach.

However, these claims have now been put in doubt. It is not possible that Trucha would quit and find a job in less than 24 hours.

It seems the former Township Rollers coach had an agreement with the Malasian giants and opted to malign Ingwe fans with threat claims to get himself out of the country.

Meanwhile, Leopards said Anthony Kimani, the club’s assistant coach, will assume first team duties on a caretaker basis. Kimani will be on the hotseat when they face Bidco United on Sunday.