Olympic icon Usain Bolt has shockingly given up on his dream of becoming a professional footballer despite claiming to have received a series of offers.
Bolt’s agent confirmed the legendary is no longer keen on chasing his dream after his stint in Australia.
Bolt had a trial period with Borussia Dortmund last year before starting a similar spell with Australian side Central Coast Mariners in August.
The Manchester United fan bagged a double in a 4-0 friendly win against Macarthur South West United to prompt suggestions he could be given a deal by the A-League club.
End of an era (a very, very short era) ❌
Usain Bolt has announced his retirement from football 👎
We'll always have this goal… pic.twitter.com/mcPg42xMDy
— Goal (@goal) January 22, 2019
But Bolt’s time with the team came to an end in November after he was unable to agree to terms on a contract with the Mariners.
The former sprinter also rejected the chance to join Maltese club Valletta, as he equally disclosed he had a number of other offers from teams
However, Bolt’s agent Ricky Simms said on Tuesday that the 32-year-old’s budding football career is now over.
“Usain will no longer pursue a career as a professional footballer,” Simms said in a short statement provided to Omnisport and cited via FourFourTwo.
Bolt will go down in history as one of the great athletes of all time, having claimed gold in both the 100metres and 200metres at three consecutive Olympics.
OFFICIAL: Usain Bolt retires from football 😉 pic.twitter.com/UiGvET4ld8
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 22, 2019