"The minute Tim came in he lit the place up," said Moyes, taking up the story. "He had that Aussie confidence saying 'I want to do this, I want to do that'. He actually had a chance to go to Crystal Palace, but they wouldn't pay the fees. If they had, he would have gone there.
"He helped me. When you are a new manager coming into a job, you have to make good signings to help your own position and to help the team get better. I think Cahill was a really good signing for £1.7million from Millwall."
Moyes added: "He is going to be one of a kind in our time. By the time his time has come to an end I hope he can have something to show for it, hopefully a trophy."