How arrogant is the guy? Old Big Gob has royally screwed up at Leeds, achieving no progress whatsoever in the 15 or so months that he has been at the club, but he still thinks he should have a say in who replaces him - if not the King, he wants to be the King maker at least.
But based on what credentials exactly? Most would agree that Warnock belongs to a different era: like Allardyce, he is an anachronism, a throw back to the bad old days when "Lump and charge!" were considered sophisticated tactics. Quite why he feels qualified to anoint his replacement is beyond me.
But he wants to leave his mark behind - or stain if we are honest. Like a dog that pees to identify his territory, Warnock wants to leave his scent upon the corridors at Elland Road. He's missed out on that statue so he wants to donate a stink instead.
And who might he favour? How about Brown who must be old enough to hang up his boots now and who would be a chip off the Warnock block as a manager - pugnacious, in the face of the players and media alike, bringing all his destructive expertise to the management table.
What Warnock wants is a man who will respect his legacy, a man who will treasure the OAPs in his squad and who will speak highly of the man who has handed over the reins. Mark Hughes rubbished him when he took charge at QPR, and Warnock's pride is still smarting. The best way to preserve his personal reputation is for an old mucker to fill his Elland Road slippers!