All the usual suspects are being mooted for the Leeds job but nobody is thinking outside of the box. Yes O'Leary is popular with some fans, but it was his purchases that bankrupted the club, and for all the money spent and all the glamorous football played, Leeds won nothing under the Irishman except friends. I must confess, even I had a grudging respect for a while.
The suggestion that Leeds might turn the clock back and appoint Clough may seem absurd to some, but I suspect it would be a masterstroke. In a trice, history would be stood on its head, and the Dirty Dirty club would appear in a new, holier than thou glossy sheen. Yes Leeds can change. Yes Leeds can forgive and forget. Yes Leeds can admit to their sins, break with their past and look to the future.
And leaving aside the emotional baggage that would accompany the appointment, Clough Junior would be the ideal man for the job. There is a crop of young talent coming through at Leeds and Clough would give them their heads, teach them the right way to play the game - the Clough way - and develop a team over a couple of years that could challenge for the Prem and then survive in the Prem after promotion.
If appointed, Nigel would face the same "Old Guard" resistance that his father encountered on take over at Leeds, but this time the fans would be happy to see the old heads decapitated. Podgy Kenny, Shit Brown, Speaking in Tongues, Hell Hadji Diouf...there's not a Bremner, Giles, Gray or Hunter amongst them and no self respecting Leeds fan would shed tears or voice dissent if a Clough arrived and showed that bunch the exit door, along with a host of other Warnock signings.
Poleon, Byram, Lees and others should be the bedrock of a new Leeds, a young Leeds, a vibrant Leeds, a fresh Leeds - everything that the Warnock hates. To hell with experience, to hell with pragmatism, to hell with safety first, the Warnock's caterpillar has to crystallise into a new Cabbage White butterfly, and Nigel Clough would be the perfect man to orchestrate the transformation.
Dare Leeds appoint him? Would Clough accept the job if approached? It could be a marriage made in Heaven with even Brian and Don shaking hands and smiling down on Elland Road together!