Everton’s Australian midfielder Tim Cahill has said he is keen to become a manager when he retires.Cahill, 31, said he would like to follow in the footsteps of Blues’ boss David Moyes when he hangs up his boots.
“I definitely want to remain involved in football – it has been my life for so long now and I don’t know what I would do without being involved in some shape or form,” Cahill told GrandOldTeam.com.
“Management would definitely be something I would consider when I decide to call it a day as a pro.”
“I have learned so much since I began playing in England and I would love the opportunity to pass some of this information on to other players and hopefully be a successful manager and win some trophies.”
Cahill said he would aim to emulate Moyes when he moves into management, claiming the Everton boss has been one of the biggest influences on his career.
Moyes signed Cahill from Championship outfit Millwall for 1.5 million pounds in 2004, and has been rewarded with seven years of service.
Cahill believes the Scot has been the driving force behind Everton’s run of six top-seven finishes in the past eight seasons.
“Moyesy has been very loyal to the club and I think I have learned a lot from him over the years,” Cahill said.
“He is always there and is a constant source of motivation for the lads – especially when things are not going so well.”
“He is always honest with the players and I think this has been important for us, as a team, in recent seasons.”
“We have a great group of players at the club and I think this is largely down to the work of the boss – he has made some great signings and we all have a great understanding of each other which helps massively when you are trying to win matches.”
Cahill saw his campaign disrupted by injury last season, with a persistent foot problem limiting him to 28 appearances.