“I wish to thank the Central Coast Mariners house owners, administration, workers, gamers and followers for making me really feel so welcome throughout my time there. I want the membership success for the season forward,” Bolt stated, in response to an announcement printed by the Mariners.
Shaun Mielekamp, the crew’s CEO, stated the choice to not retain Bolt was on account of timing, however did not shut the door on bringing him again.
“We weren’t capable of come to an settlement in phrases … however we’ll hold making an attempt to work collectively and hold communication, and also you by no means say by no means,” Mielekamp stated.
“All of us needed this to work. There is not any doubt that everyone from Usain to the gamers to the membership, all people collectively genuinely believed that if this was the fitting and if this might actually make a giant distinction, then it might occur. The fact is it did not get there.”
Quickly after retiring from athletics final 12 months, Bolt skilled with Borussia Dortmund in Germany, Mamelodi Sundowns FC in South Africa, and Norwegian membership Strømsgodset.
Earlier than becoming a member of the Mariners, he stated he’d had been approached by various decrease league European golf equipment.
Bolt’s trial with Australian A-League crew garnered important curiosity and press consideration throughout the globe, one thing Mielekamp stated was a lot appreciated.
“To have our membership on the world stage and on the earth media was one thing we’ll eternally be thankful for,” he stated. “This was an awesome journey.”