In a surprise move, Tim Cahill has left Melbourne City to secure more game time before next June’s FIFA World Cup and will do so by founding Cahill FC.
The Socceroos superstar has wasted no time filling out his squad list signing some of the more promising youngsters from his Tim Cahill Academy programs.
Cahill went on to describe the advantages of having such a young squad as he feels it will help the development of future Socceroos while also assisting his desire to continue playing.
“The best part of this setup is that it’s a win-win for both parties, the kids get to play with a current Socceroo and I can get them to learn exactly where I like my crosses,” said Cahill in a pre-prepared statement.
It should not come as a big surprise to football fans, after the Soccceroos qualified for the World Cup, Cahill made some blunt comments about his desire to get on the pitch more for City.
Thanks to a long career across four continents plus the lucrative endorsements that come with being one of Australia’s most successful athletes, Cahill will fund and run the club himself.
“I turned 38 today and I thought the best present I could get myself was my own football club,” he said Wednesday morning.
With no expansion plans for the A-League in the near future and many domestic seasons already underway, TCFC will be Wanderers in the truest sense.
Their fixture list will be filled with midweek games against interested clubs at their grounds all over the world.
More information will be released in the coming days but in the meantime, it is safe to assume that Cahill will be the captain, coach, mascot and major sponsor of his newest venture.