Retired sprint star Usain Bolt has been offered a contract by A-League club Central Coast Mariners, the Jamaican’s management team have confirmed.
Bolt has been training with the Australian club since August and scored twice in a pre-season match this month.
The eight-time Olympic champion then rejected an offer to join Maltese champions Valetta despite uncertainty over whether the Mariners would try to sign him.
On Sunday, it was reported Bolt’s representatives had been sent a proposed contract by Mariners chief executive Shaun Mielekamp in recent days.
Bolt’s management confirmed to Omnisport that a deal had been offered, although they declined to specify the details.
According to The Australian, Mielekamp was asked shortly before the Mariners’ A-League opener with Brisbane Roar on Sunday and replied: “I can’t comment… and I want to concentrate on the game.”
Bolt has been looking to make a career in football since he retired from athletics following the 2017 World Championships in London.