Usain Bolt offered first professional football contract by Central Coast Mariners, claims agent

Tony Mogan
Bolt has offer to stay in Australia: Getty Images

Usain Bolt has been offered his first professional football contract by the Central Coast Mariners.

Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt has been chasing his dream of becoming a footballer since retiring from athletics in 2017.

The Jamaican sprint star joined the Australian A-League side on a trial basis in August, scoring twice in a pre-season game against MaCarthur South West United nine days ago in a game which he described before kick-off as his last chance to earn a professional deal.

His performance in that game saw Maltese champions Valletta offer the 100-meter and 200-meter world record holder another trial and a chance to join a club in Europe.

Bolt however was not interested in such a move, with his agent Ricky Simms now confirming an offer to sign with the Mariners is on the table.

“I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners,” Simmons told ESPN.

Bolt played as a centre-forward during his goal-scoring cameo last week, forming a partnership up front with former Leeds United and Fulham man Ross McCormack.