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Usain Bolt awaiting Mourinho call

Manchester United fan Usain Bolt already has his own shirt.PHOTO/Sky Sports
Manchester United fan Usain Bolt already has his own shirt.PHOTO/Sky Sports

LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 29 – Usain Bolt has revealed that he will train with Borussia Dortmund when he retires from athletics.

The nine-time Olympic gold medalist will retire after next summer’s World Championships in London and has agreed to train with Borussia Dortmund.

However, Bolt, a self-confessed Manchester United fan, is also hoping to get a call from Jose Mourinho.

The 30-year-old was in good spirits as his closest friends, parents and sports stars paraded down the red carpet ahead of the world premiere of the movie ‘I Am Bolt’ at the Leicester Square Odeon, in central London.

Asked whether he had been approached by the Manchester United boss, Bolt joked: “Hopefully, not yet. Hopefully he’ll call me and see what’s going on. I’m really excited about that.”

Speaking about his plans to retire from the track at next year’s World Championships in London next year, he said: “It’s big. London is a place where I get a lot of love. It’s the right place for me to retire.”

‘I Am Bolt’ follows the peaks and the pits of the athlete’s career, from his first race up to his ‘triple triple’ Rio de Janeiro victory. Fans will get a deeper look into the the setbacks behind Bolt’s unrivalled success.

Directors Benjamin Turner and Gabe Turner both relished working with Bolt.

“It was great fun,” said Benjamin Turner. “He was amazing to hang out with – we got to do some amazing things.”

Gabe turner added: “We were told very early that if we tried to work with him as a work colleague, it’s not going to fly. It was one of those jobs where we’d say to our wives ‘we’re going to Jamaica to hang out for a couple of weeks’. It was joyous.”

-By Sky Sports-