Thomas Sorensen: “I don’t want to hang around for the sake of...

Thomas Sorensen: “I don’t want to hang around for the sake of it”


Thomas Sorensen says he will only remain with Melbourne City if the club expresses a desire to keep him.

The 40-year-old’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and has yet to make a decision on whether or not he will re-sign.

The Dane found himself ousted from City’s starting XI for a large chunk of the season after being sent off in Round 1 against Wellington Phoenix, with Dean Bouzanis claiming his spot for the best part of 18 weeks.

But since Bouzanis’ five-week ban, picked up for racially abusing Besart Berisha in the most recent Melbourne Derby, Sorensen has stepped back between the posts for City.

Speaking exclusively on Friday’s Daily Football Show, Sorensen declared he would be willing to accept a deal that suits all parties.

“I think with my age, it comes down to … I want to be at a level that I can accept,” Sorensen said.

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“I don’t want to be just hanging about for the sake of it.

“With that comes your physical state and your mental state.

“I’m just enjoying playing and taking it one game at a time.

“I have to make some decisions at the end of the season, my contract runs out, I think the club has indicated they would like to keep me.

“It needs to be something that suits everyone and that’s something that I’ll wait until the end of the season to make a judgement on.”

City will also be on the hunt for a new full time coach next season, and Socceroos great Harry Kewell hinted he would be interested in the job on Fox Sports News.

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Sorensen says Kewell’s addition would be a good one for any club, let alone City.

“He comes with similar pedigree as Timmy Cahill,” he added.

“You don’t go through a career like he’s had and the way he’s well liked without being the right kind of person as well.

“Surely someone with that stature would be good for any club and for here as well.”

The current Watford under-23s coach spent a season with City, then known as Melbourne Heart, in 2013.