Kiwi great Nelsen living life on the edge at Toronto FC

Ryan Nelsen admits his job as Toronto FC head coach is always on the line.

Ryan Nelsen admits his job as Toronto FC head coach is always on the line.

The former New Zealand international has the Canadian club sitting second bottom on the Eastern Conference table, which has them third bottom overall in MLS, and he is well aware that his position at the helm is certainly not safe.

“Every week your job is on the line and I love that kind of thing,” Nelsen told the New Zealand Herald.

“I could get fired tomorrow … that’s life … and that’s why it’s so much fun. The pressure and stress you go through, you know you’re living life.”

But the former Blackburn Rovers, QPR and Tottenham defender was also quick to defend himself, suggesting that the job he walked in to at BMO Field was one that had little going for it.

“It was probably the hardest job in the league because the club has been so mis-managed for a number of years,” Nelsen added.

“I didn’t know how deep that dark hole really was until I got in and got my elbows dirty.”

 
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