Usain Bolt in talks with Central Coast Mariners over six-week trial with A-League side

A-League side Central Coast Mariners have confirmed they are in talks with Usain Bolt.

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist retired from the track last year and has set his sights on becoming a professional footballer.

He has spent time at Borussia Dortmund and Norwegian side Stromsgodset and is set for a six-week trial with the Mariners.

Reports suggested Bolt had agreed a deal with the A-League side but the Mariners have moved to clarify the speculation.

“The club can confirm that it has been in negotiations with the Olympic Champion & World Record Holder, regarding the opportunity to trial here on the Central Coast,” a statement read.

Bolt in action at Soccer Aid

Bolt looks on

“The Central Coast Mariners remain committed to discussions with the ‘world’s fastest man’ and his management team, regarding what role the club may play in Bolt’s burning ambition to become a professional footballer.

“It is crucial to note that all discussions between the Central Coast Mariners and Bolt require an initial six-week-trial period and no contract is guaranteed.”

Former Manchester United assistant Mike Phelan has recently been appointed sporting director with the Mariners.

Bolt is a United fan and turned out at Old Trafford this summer for Soccer Aid.


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