QPR defender Ryan Nelsen has been appointed head coach at Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, but will remain at the London club until his contract expires in the summer.
Rangers have announced Nelsen will be available for this weekend's Premier League fixture against Tottenham, though the player has requested to enter dialogue with manager Harry Redknapp to discuss when he will join his new club.
Nevertheless, the defender says he has an obligation to see out his contract with the club.
"I am under contract at QPR," Nelsen said at a press conference in Canada.
"Harry Redknapp and Tony Fernandes, the owner of QPR, are fantastic people. They are such nice people.
"I've had several conversations with them, they have been so understanding with my situation.
"They understand that when I play I am playing on glass knees and glass ankles. It is a bit of a struggle.
"Getting out 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.
"I really want QPR to stay up and to kick on for Harry and because of the owner. They are just fantastic people."
Redknapp has recently been outspoken with praise for the defender, adding that while he doesn’t want to lose his influence in the QPR team, he understands the opportunity to manage in the MLS is too good to miss.
"To lose him would be a massive blow”, said Redknapp.
"He has been fantastic. I took him to Tottenham last year from Blackburn. He's one of the best pros I've ever met in my life, a fantastic player, a great trainer, a leader," he said.
"He is a massive part of your team [but] he wants to be a manager and it is a chance for him to manage a club."