Cahill flags end of playing career, looks to new opportunities

It is the end of an era with Caltex Socceroos legend Tim Cahill revealing that his playing career is coming to an end at the age of 39.

Cahill told Premier League TV that while he would love to keep pulling on the boots indefinitely, the time was right for him to take the next step in his football career.

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“I’m an old man now in football years,” Cahill admitted.

Cahill retired from international duty last year after 108 appearances and 50 goals in the famous gold shirt.

He also had a very successful club career, playing for Millwall and Everton before a range of stints across North America and Asia.

Cahill also graced the Hyundai A-League, and helped win Melbourne City their first ever piece of silverware, in the FFA Cup 2016.

Cahill said he would be looking to spend more time with his family as well as look ahead to a possible future in the dugout.

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“I had a great stint for six months in India,” Cahill said.

“I’m interested in TV and I’m going to start my A Licence and spend quality time with the family and chill out for a bit.”

“Potentially in the future. I’m someone that massively respects the game, I’ll take my time learning more, getting the coaching hours in.

“There’s nothing like doing it and being a part of it and coaching is definitely going to be something on the horizon.”