Central Coast Mariners make contract offer, says Usain Bolt’s agent

first_imgUsain Bolt has been offered a contract by Australian professional side Central Coast Mariners, according to his agent Ricky Simms.Eight-time Olympic sprint champion, who is currently 32, scored two goals for Mariners in a trial match this month as he seeks a switch to football.”In response to the media stories, yes, Usain has been offered a contract,” Simms was quoted as saying by Fairfax Media, declining to comment further.READ – Usain Bolt scores brace in crucial football matchBolt, who retired from track and field last year, was not involved in Mariners’ A-League opener against Brisbane Roar on Sunday, after which coach Mike Mulvey said he knew nothing about any contract for the Jamaican.”That’s for a few pay grades above my level,” Mulvey was quoted as saying in Australian media. “I do appreciate how important this story is for the rest of the world.READ – Usain Bolt surprised with drug test notice in Australia”But you have a look at our frontline today and you wonder if he could get into any of those positions, wouldn’t you?”Mulvey, who said several weeks ago that it might take until January to determine if Bolt can make it in professional soccer, added that the former sprinter was not on his radar for now.”We’re going to go back, have some dinner, have a little look at the game that’s on … then get on a plane tomorrow, go home and start preparing for Melbourne City next week,” he said. “That’s the plan.”advertisementREAD – Usain Bolt rejects Maltese club to stay with Central Coast Mariners in AustraliaBolt had earlier rejected an offer from Maltese champions Valletta FC for a two-year deal to play football for the club.(With inputs from Reuters and AP)last_img

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