All-time top goalscorer in the history of Australian football, Tim Cahill announced his retirement from international football today as he draws the curtain on his enviable football career.
Cahill who holds the record of Socceroos’ greatest football careers with 108 appearances revealed his plans after announcing his retirement from active football.
The former Everton and Millwall star who represented the Australian football team four times said he is looking forward to a new life as a coach and not footballer any longer.
The 39-year-old scored 50 goals in 108 appearances for the Socceroos.
“No, I’m an old man now in football years,” he told Optus Sport television.
“I’d love to keep playing, you know 39, had a great stint for six months in India.
“But I’m interested in TV, going to start my A (coaching) licence and spend quality time with my family and chill out for a bit.
“I’ll take my time in learning more and getting coaching hours in.”
He bid an emotional farewell to his home fans in Sydney when he was brought on in the final few minutes for his 108th and last appearance against Lebanon in November.
“It was amazing to play in four big continents,” Cahill said. “I had a great career and I’m really thankful.”