In a surprising news, Honda was unveiled as the new General Manager of the Cambodia national team in a press conference held today by the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC).
This means that Honda will be the one guiding Cambodia at the upcoming 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup tournament where they are in the same group as Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos.
Honda has a wealth of experience having played in several World Cups as well as wearing the colours of AC Milan, CSKA Moscow and Nagoya Grampus Eight.
However it is not yet known how he will arrange his time, seeing that he just signed for Melbourne Victory in Australia.
This is not Honda's first affiliation with Cambodian football, having opened a football academy in Phnom Penh back in 2016.
In the press conference, the FFC also classed this capture of Honda's service as one that will help them in the 2023 football competition in the Southeast Asian Games that will be held in Cambodia.
More to follow on this.