Usain Bolt awaiting call from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as his film is premiered
By Mark Ashenden
Last Updated: 29/11/16 2:53pm
Usain Bolt joked about getting a call-up from Jose Mourinho on the day he was in London to watch the premiere of his own film.
The nine-time Olympic gold medallist will retire after next summer's World Championships in London and has already got his eye on a possible career change by agreeing to train with Borussia Dortmund.
Jamaica's running legend was in good spirits on Monday night 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.
On his football ambitions, Bolt said: "It's something I've always wondered about to see if I was any good at it. At the end of next season I will go there and do some training to see if it could be worthy."
Despite his commitment with the German side after hanging up his spikes, the 30-year-old Jamaican, a self-confessed Manchester United fan, is also hoping for a job at Old Trafford.
Asked whether he had been approached by Manchester United boss Mourinho, Bolt said: "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 added: "It's big. London is a place where I get a lot of love. It's the right place for me to retire.
"I've also talked to IAAF president [Seb Coe] and had discussions about what I could do in the sport to continue.
"I don't want to just walk away. I told him I'd love to be a part of this and promoting the sport in whatever way possible."
'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 also get a deeper look into the the setbacks behind Bolt's unrivalled success. Directors Benjamin Turner and Gabe Turner both relished working with him.
"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."
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