Well they dillied and dallied, dallied and dillied and lost their way every time they were away from home, and now the Leeds owners have lost the man they should have appointed when they bought the club. Strachan, it seems, is set to drink from the poison chalice that is the Scotland manager's job, and so the services of a former hero of the club have been lost for...well six months at least!
Had Strachan been brought in, he would surely have galvanised the troops and fans in a way that Warnock never could. For Strachan, unlike Warnock, has an affection for the club. And Strachan, unlike Warnock, is loved by the fans.
Leeds's loss is Scotland's gain. But ask Strachan which job he would have preferred and surely he would have opted for Elland Road and the possibility of reanimating a deceased giant of the game, instead of trying to get a spark of life out of a national team that were never better than also rans!