Bolt offered contract by Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt's representatives have confirmed to Omnisport that Central Coast Mariners has offered the former sprint star a deal.

The former athletics star has been training with the Australian club since August and scored twice in a pre-season match this month.   -  Getty Images

Usain Bolt has been offered a contract by A-League club Central Coast Mariners, the Jamaican's management team has confirmed.

The former athletics star 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 champion 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.

When contacted by Omnisport, Bolt's management confirmed a deal had been offered, although it declined to specify the details.

Mielekamp was asked shortly before the Mariners' A-League opener with Brisbane Roar on Sunday and replied, according to The Australian: "I can't comment… and I want to concentrate on the game."