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Usain Bolt in football: Olympic sprint king offered contract by Australian side Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt celebrates for Central Coast Mariners
Usain Bolt celebrates for Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt's pursuit of a career in football has taken a major step forward with the news the Olympic sprinting legend has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners.

The eight-time gold medallist has been on trial with the New South Wales club and scored his first goals in a friendly last weekend.

It now seems he will be given a chance to play his way into contention.

"I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners," Bolt's agent Ricky Simms said in a statement to Press Association Sport.

Bolt began a trial with the A-League club in August, following short spells trying out in Germany, Norway and South Africa.

Coach Mike Mulvey, following Sunday's 1-1 draw against Brisbane Roar in the season opener, refused to be drawn on Bolt's future when asked about it in his post-match press conference.

"We don't talk about speculation. I don't know anything about that. It is a few pay-grades above my level," he said.

"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 God's honest truth.

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

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Most Read Football

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages1

Paper Talk: Wan-Bissaka battle

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is attracting interest from top Premier League clubs and Man City to be priced out of race for Dutch star, according to the back pages.

The latest done deals and transfer rumours with Sporting Life
2

The Transfer Market: Live

Keep up with all the latest transfer news reports and rumours along with the details of all the done deals and latest betting odds.

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa
3

Bielsa watched all opponents

Marcelo Bielsa admitted sending a member of his staff to watch all of Leeds' opponents in training this season during an elaborate presentation on his preparation for games.

Frank Lampard: Pictured during Derby's FA Cup win over Southampton4

Lampard not happy with Bielsa show

Frank Lampard believes the Premier League's top managers would not behave like Marcelo Bielsa as the spying row between Leeds and Derby rumbled on.

Derby County celebrate5

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