Centre-back in talks to take vacant post for MLS team.
QPR centre-back Ryan Nelsen is set to make a shock departure from the Loftus Road in order to take the reins at Major League Soccer side Toronto FC, according to Fox Sports.
The former Blackburn and Tottenham defender had been linked with a move to the MLS in recent days, but it had been expected that the New Zealand man was set to join up with Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls in a player-coach position.
Others had linked the former New Zealand captain with a return to his former club DC United. But it now appears that Nelsen has decided to try out the art of management.
It is unclear at this stage whether Nelsen will seek to continue his playing career at the Canadian club or choose this moment as an opportunity to hang up his boots.
Redknapp will be reluctant to see his defender go, having made the player his captain since arriving at the club in late November.
The former Spurs boss has a ready-made replacement however, having recently confirmed the signing of Israeli international Tal Ben Haim.
Redknapp will be hoping Nelsen’s departure has minimal impact on his side’s fortunes.
They currently sit rooted at the bottom of the Premier League table with just 13 points, five points off Southampton who sit in the safety of 17th.
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