Tim Cahill to end career at Millwall

Ruben Hill
January 30, 2018

Cahill has since spent spells in China and back in his native Australia but has been a free agent since leaving Melbourne City in December.

Cahill made his debut for Millwall almost two decades ago, and went on to play a key role in the club's run to the 2004 FA Cup final, where they were beaten by Manchester United.

He left Millwall in 2004 to join Everton, where spent eight years and made 226 Premier League appearances, scoring 56 goals.

Cahill during his playing days with Millwall.

"It's an wonderful feeling", Cahill said.

"I'm naturally really pleased", said the boss.

"I can't wait to greet the fans, meet my new team-mates - it's one of those things where it's meant to be".

Cahill told Millwall's official website: "It's hard to put into words (what it feels like to wear a Millwall shirt again) - I'm still taking it in now". Millwall is where I learnt my trade and it was the most important learning period of my life - my apprenticeship in understanding football.

And we have been told that terms have been sorted with Cahill, who is hoping that his game time with the club will help secure his place in the Socceroos' squad for this summer's World Cup finals in Russian Federation.

Millwall are still in the FA Cup and if they beat Rochdale a potential showdown looms against Tottenham Hotspur who are favourites to beat Newport County.

Harris said: "The players will thrive off the enthusiasm that he brings".

"When I played with him, I appreciated what he did".

Cahill scored over 50 goals for the Lions during his first stint with the club, and has since gone on to play for Everton, New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, Hangzhou Greentown, and, most recently, Melbourne City.

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