The 38-year-old will join Millwall's squad for the rest of the 2017-18 season, which ends in early May ahead of the play-off. Millwall manager Neil Harris said the team would benefit from Cahill's wealth of experience and enthusiasm, adding that the Australian was "in terrific shape". "When I played with him, I appreciated what he did. Since then, I've followed his career and admired what he has done and I know full well what he can bring to my dressing room," Harris said. "To start with, we are thinking about impact - someone to come off of the bench and give us that little lift, someone to lift the crowd and someone to pass on that knowledge when in front or behind." Cahill debuted for Millwall in 1998 after leaving Australia to pursue a career in English football.
He's back!https://t.co/ZGnVEKVXSJ pic.twitter.com/2v3CbdYniT — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 29, 2018
He made more than 250 appearances for the Lions before leaving in 2004 to join English Premier League side Everton. He later had stints with the New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua and Hangzhou Greentown. Australian-born Cahill began playing for Western Samoa's U-20s and only became a Socceroo in 2004 after an intense lobbying campaign to world body Fifa. He went on to become the first Australian to net a goal at the World Cup in Germany two years later, and has scored in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) in total. Cahill will be looking to impress new Socceroos coach, Dutchman Bert van Marwijk, who was appointed last week after the sudden departure of Ange Postecoglou in November.
SKY SOURCES: Tim Cahill having @MillwallFC medical ahead of return to club on contract until end of season. #SSN pic.twitter.com/6vQmV1iQ4f— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 29, 2018
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