Cahill backs himself to play until 2017

Australian football fans can expect to see a lot more of Tim Cahill with the Socceroo legend backing himself to play on for another three years.

Cahill, who will be in action for Australia later this week, has no intention of hanging up the boots once his contract with the New York Red Bulls concludes at the end of next season.

The World Cup star has even hinted at a stint in Asia and Italy as he heads into the final phase of a glittering career.

The 34-year-old was in action on Monday morning (AEST) for the Red Bulls, substituted in the final minute of their 2-0 defeat to DC United.

Always a fan favourite, the former EPL star raced into the stands after the match and threw his jersey to supporters.

Off-field the prolific goal-scorer looks just as busy, with the worldwide launch of his new clothing line planned for early next year.

 “Business-wise and football-wise, I couldn’t be happier and I’m lucky to have built a beautiful lifestyle in New Jersey and New York,’’ Cahill told the Daily Telegraph.

“For me the biggest decision will be after the next two years. When you’ve lived in London, Manchester, Sydney and New York, it’s exciting.

“I am definitely intrigued by Asia and Italy and other cities in America. I’ve got another good two to three years maybe of playing.”

He may be in the twilight of his career but the Aussie superstar shows no signs of slowing down with the Asian Cup in Australia just four months away and a friendly against Belgium on Friday.

In fact, 2014 has been a milestone year for the Socceroo whose stunning left-footed volley was one of the goals of the World Cup in Brazil. Cahill has now scored in three consecutive world cups.

In March he became Australia’s all- time top goal scorer when he put two past Ecuador in a 4-3 friendly loss and later took out the ESPY for Best MLS Player.

He also hopes to kick some goals in the fashion world with brand Shoreditch.

“It’s not just a quick T-shirt or a jacket, this will go on for years,’’ Cahill said.

“For the last eight years I had a relationship with Armani and I like to look sharp but I prefer to underdress than overdress.”