Reports: Usain Bolt Offered Two-Year Contract By Australian Side Central Coast Mariners

Alan Duffy

21st, October 2018

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Usain Bolt has been offered a full professional contract by Australian club Central Coast Mariners, according to his agent Ricky Simms.

Bolt netted a couple of goals in his first start for the Mariners in a friendly against Macarthur South West on October 12th, but was left out of the A-League team’s first game of the new season on Sunday.

However, now it appears that the club have put their money where their mouth is with a contract for the 32-year-old Jamaican.

Simms said:

I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners.

After the game at the weekend, Mariners manager, Mike Mulvey, was himself asked about Bolt’s future, saying:

You have a look at our front line today and you wonder whether he could get into any of those positions, wouldn’t you?

I do appreciate how important this story is for the rest of the world.

You’re just talking about speculation. I don’t know anything about what you’re talking about and that’s the honest truth.

Bolt turned down another two-year deal from Maltese champions Valletta FC, but, if his agent is correct, the Olympic sprint legend will be using his turn of pace on the football pitch this season.

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Whether or not Bolt can make his mark with the Mariners as a genuine footballer rather than a PR coup remains to be seen.

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