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Usain Bolt’s Trial With Central Coast Mariners Ends

Usian Bolt’s trial with A-league outfit, Centre Coast Mariners has ended without a contract.

Bolt had been on trial at the club in a quest to become a Professioner footballer, but that seems to have ended, at least with the Australian club.

The Mariners have now announced that discussion over a contract with Bolt has broken down because of a lack of commercial partners and that a deal would not be stuck.

Mariner’s manager, Mike Charlesworth said: “Despite the fact that we could not come to an agreement that would continue Usain Bolt’s football journey with the Central Coast Mariners, we’ve been thrilled to have the Olympic champion sprinter and world record holder as part of our club for these past eight weeks.

“For the Mariners, it’s been a pleasure to work with Usain as he pursued his desire to become a professional football player.”

Bolt who scored a brace on on trial match demanded wages around $3m but the Mariners offered a reported $150,000.

Bolt, meanwhile has thanked the management, staff and players of the for their hospitality.

“I would like to thank the Central Coast Mariners owners, management, staff, players and fans for making me feel so welcome during my time there,

“I wish the club success for the season ahead.”

Charlesworth has left the door open for the Jamaican to return to the club in an capacity.

“Whilst we understand that Usain will not be part of the club going forward, the Central Coast Mariners wish him all the best in his future endeavours and we hope that opportunities arise to collaborate in other capacities in the future,” he said.

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