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Olympic champion Usain Bolt.

Usain Bolt confirms what he plans to do when he retires from sprinting

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Usain Bolt has expressed his desire to become a professional footballer once he hangs up his spikes.

The Jamaican wishes to call it quits after the World Championships in London next year, having won the men's 100 metres event at the Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016. 

It is no secret that Bolt is a big fan of the beautiful game and has reiterated his intentions of one day playing for Manchester United several times. 

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In fact, he trained with Borussia Dortmund just last month receiving some early guidance with the likes of Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. 

Speaking with BBC, per the Mirror, the 29-year-old said: "It's something that I'm looking into. I might do a few trials. 

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"I want a trial. I don't want to actually just jump into it. You know, [I want to] get some training in, learn a few things. I think I'd be pretty good," the nine-time Olympic gold medal winner seeming confident regarding his possible future job. 

Bolt reveals his favoured position

Asked about his favoured position, Bolt stated: "A winger or a striker. Use my speed, you know what I mean?", a prospect that could send chills down the spine of even Premier League defenders. 

The sprinter opened up on how he manages to stay motivated despite the massive successes he has experienced as an athlete.

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He said: "I've always set goals for myself. Those are what I aim for. The last Olympics was my ultimate goal, to win three Olympics back-to-back."

The Jamaican added: "I did it. So, throughout the years, that's what kept me going through everything.

"One more year and that's it," Bolt further indicating his plans to retire next year. 

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