Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

Mariners coach unaware of any contract offer to Bolt

ANI | Updated: Oct 22, 2018 11:23 IST

London [UK], Oct 22 (ANI): Central Coast Mariners' coach Mike Mulvey has said that he is unaware of any contract offer made to former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.
Bolt, who had switched from track to field in order to pursue his dream of playing football, had reportedly received an offer from the A-League club where he has been training since August.
"We don't talk about speculation. I don't know anything about that. I don't talk about rumours or anything like that; it's for a few pay grades above my level," quoted Mulvey, as saying.
Raising doubts over Bolt's selection in the team, the coach said that many players are in line to grab the front line positions.
"I do appreciate how important this story is for the rest of the world, but if you have a look at our front line today you wonder if he could get into any of those positions, wouldn't you?" he said.
Earlier, Bolt had also joined German football club Borussia Dortmund in his build-up to give the football a serious try.
The eight-time Olympic Gold winner, who holds the world record for the 100m (9.58 seconds), the 200m (19.19 seconds) and the 4x100m relay (36.84 seconds) besides having 11 World Championship titles to his name, retired from athletics following the 2017 World Championships. (ANI)