Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has extended his stay at the club after penning a new long-term contract.
The Australian star has agreed terms that will keep him at Goodison Park until 2014 after officials at the Merseyside outfit expressed a strong desire to retain his services.
Cahill had two years to run on his previous deal before it expired and, after the former Millwall man expressed his desire to see out the rest of his career at the club, Everton moved swiftly to keep hold of their influential midfielder.
The 30-year-old - who recently made his 200th start for the Toffees - has emerged as a real find from manager David Moyes following his switch from Millwall in 2004.
The Socceroos star has netted 56 goals in 209 games for the Toffees and has become pivotal to their cause.
Cahill last week revealed he wanted to stay with Moyes' team for the remainder of his career, telling the club's official website: "The chairman and the gaffer know what I think of the club and so do the players - it is amazing.
"The chairman (Bill Kenwright) knows my thoughts, I will sign here for life.
"I respect everyone so much and hopefully I am here for a long time."