Toronto FC to name Ryan Nelsen Manager

Is has been reported this evening by the reliable @Soccerbyives, that QPR Vice Captain Ryan Nelsen is to become the new Manager of MLS side Toronto FC.

At the age of 35, and only 6 months left on his contract for the Premier League’s bottom side, it is a pivotal point in his career where an opportunity to manage is one which can’t be turned down, and reports were strong he was set for a move to America when he was said to be considering a coaching role at former club DC United over the weekend.

He has made his ambitions known to Manager Harry Redknapp, who confirmed in a press conference on Saturday that he was fearing he maybe leaving Loftus Road imminently.

The New Zealand International has weighed up his options and feels a return to the MLS where he played for a number of years in Washington for DC United is a great opportunity for his future development in football management, and will hang up his boots officially after a man of the match performance in QPR’s 1-0 away win at European Champions Chelsea.

Nelsen, who doesn’t have any coaching experience, will replace Manager Paul Mariner at BMO Field, and is set to be announced as their new manager in a press conference tomorrow.