Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda, who became the effective coach of the Cambodia's national team, says he intends to move forward slowly and steadily to build up the team.
Honda led a practice session of the team for the first time in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh on Tuesday.
He became general manager of Cambodia's national squad in August when he also signed a playing contract with Australian club Melbourne Victory.
At his first coaching session, Honda had instructed the players to take part in a practice game. He checked their moves and took notes on each player's characteristics.
Honda later told reporters that the players had a very positive attitude. He said his main objective is to establish a playing style for the Cambodian team to pursue.
Honda's first command with the squad will be a friendly match against Malaysia in Phnom Penh on Monday.