Ryan Nelsen to leave for America?

Queens Park Rangers defender, and club Vice Captain Ryan Nelsen looks set to hang up his footballing boots for a coaching role in America.

The experienced centre back, 35, has been offered a coaching role with former club DC United, where he spent four years of his career from 2001 – 2005.

It would be a huge blow to lose Nelsen, who has been excellent since Harry Redknapp took charge of the club, and put in a Man of the match performance in their 1-0 away win at European Champions Chelsea in the week.

Redknapp confirmed in a press conference earlier:

“He has been offered a job in America and I think there is every chance he might want to go.

“To lose him would be a massive blow. I’ll speak to the owner and we’ll try [to keep him] but it is difficult.”

Nelsen, has only 6 months left on his contract at Loftus Road, and the offer of a long term coaching contract in Washington could be an appealing offer for the current New Zealand International.