Usain Bolt has 'a lot of offers' after Central Coast Mariners trial ends

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Usain Bolt will take time to decide on the next step of his football career, having received "a lot of offers" after his Central Coast Mariners trial ended.

The Australian club parted company with the eight-time Olympic gold medallist earlier in November after reportedly being unable to find a commercial deal to meet Bolt's wage demands.

Bolt played 95 minutes for the Mariners over two trial games, scoring twice against weak opposition, and remains determined to impress elsewhere in a "positive" environment.

"We have a lot of offers," he told Standard Sport.

"It's just finding the right one because the next one I have to make sure it's going a positive way so that’s the focus.

"That's all I can say."

The 32-year-old was talking at the launch of his new Caribbean-style restaurant, Tracks & Records, based near London's Liverpool Street station.

"London has always been a second home for me because this is where I was based when I used to do track and field," he said.

"It's always been a part of me, especially after 2012 and the amount of love I got. This is the perfect place for the first restaurant to be."