Cahill close to decision on club future

Tim Cahill says a decision on his club future will “come pretty soon”, although the Caltex Socceroos veteran isn’t in any rush to find a new home as he eyes a spot at a fourth FIFA World Cup.

Australia’s greatest-ever scorer hasn’t played since he was released by Hyundai A-league club Melbourne City last month.

The 38-year-old has been linked with a number of different clubs, including Millwall in England’s Championship, as well as Hearts and Hibernian in Scotland.

While he wouldn’t reveal where his club future lies, Cahill is adamant a decision is close.

There’s always preferences but it will be a good league and that’s the main thing,” Cahill said in an interview with Fox Sports News.

“The processes in place is really for the obligations you commit to as a footballer and a person for things like this.

“I feel great, I’m ready for the next challenge and that will come pretty soon.

“The clock isn’t ticking because I’m a free (agent). I control my own destiny really,” he added.

Tim Cahill
Cahill hasn't played since leaving Melbourne City in December.

Destinations in Asia and the MLS in America have also been thrown as possible options for Cahill, who says his family will come first when finalising a deal.

Despite not having any competitive matches for over a month, Cahill says he’s been putting himself through a “mini pre-season” to ensure he has every chance to make Russia.

“The Socceroos staff have been unbelievable. Craig Duncan [doctor], Les Gelis [physio], the backroom staff and the FFA, the support has been immense.

“Having those tabs and making sure the levels every single day, inspires you even more to do the projects I do off the pitch and be inspired to get to my fourth consecutive World Cup as well.”