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QPR's Ryan Nelsen takes Toronto head coach job

Updated: Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 17:07 | Comments

Ryan Nelsen is set to take over the top job at Toronto FC Darren O'Dea plies his trade in the MLS Hungary international Zoltan Gera has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament
Ryan Nelsen is set to take over the top job at Toronto FC Darren O'Dea plies his trade in the MLS Hungary international Zoltan Gera has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament

QPR defender Ryan Nelsen has been appointed head coach at Major League Soccer club Toronto FC but has not yet left the west London club.

The 35-year-old defender has been one of the few players to shine for the west Londoners this season, having joined in June following spells at Blackburn and Tottenham.

Nelsen has made 21 appearances in all competitions for QPR but has requested to enter dialogue with manager Harry Redknapp to discuss when he will join his new club.

Republic of Ireland international Darren O'Dea, who is currently training with SPL side Motherwell during the MLS off-season, plays his club football with Toronto.

Meanwhile, West Brom midfielder Zoltan Gera has suffered another major knee setback and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, the club have confirmed on their official website.

Gera injured his left knee during Saturday's FA Cup tie at QPR and scans have shown the Hungary international has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

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