Wednesday, January 9, 2013
QPR to decide Ryan Nelsen's future
Ryan Nelsen was scheduled to fly back to England Wednesday as talk over his QPR future rumbled on.
The 35-year-old defender has a playing contract with the Rs until the end of the season, although on Tuesday he agreed to become head coach of Major League Soccer club Toronto FC.
Nelsen hopes to negotiate an early exit from QPR but does not want to leave the struggling west Londoners in the lurch.
"Getting out of the English Premier League has major financial implications and there is a lot of pressure from fans, the media and so on, so I have an obligation," Nelsen said on mlssoccer.com. "I really want QPR to stay up and to kick on for [manager Harry Redknapp] and because of the owner. They are just fantastic people."
The New Zealander was due to arrive back from Canada Wednesday and link up with his teammates for training Thursday after being given a few days off.
Manager Harry Redknapp will sit down with Nelsen to discuss his future at the west London club, although the meeting may not be until after Saturday's match with Tottenham.
Relegation-threatened QPR will be looking for just its third Barclays Premier League win of the season when Spurs visit Loftus Road, with the encounter pitting Redknapp and Nelsen against the club they left in the summer.