I think Gibson is happy to stick with Warnock and the only reason that he’ll be looking for a new manager is if Warnock decides to either leave or stay in an advisory capacity (Jepson and Blackwell anyone?)
I think it’s unfair on Gibson to say he’d never employ a foreign manager, I don’t think he’s that narrow minded and you could hardly call Karanka’s tenure here a failure.
On that basis are we assuming he’ll never employ another Scottish manager after the Strachan fiasco? “Foreign” is a catch all slightly xenophobic term, maybe Gibbo wouldn’t employ a feisty Latino manager from Spain, Italy, Portugal or South America, but what's to say he wouldn’t employ a methodical German a progressive Scandinavian manager or a tactical Dutchman?
I think football will be in a state of flux for the next couple of seasons. Brexit could change the market completely for English clubs. There will be alot of out of work footballers out there and NW seems pretty good at persuading people to come play for him.
I'd be happy with Warnock to steer us through for the next 2 years, then when things return to normal we need to look at a long term plan.
I think he will stay with the aim of getting us promoted, if he can, then defining that plan may be easier with a few quid behind us.
If he does leave, with the squad we have now I think we would need another experienced head. I doubt Gibson will go foreign again so Howe or Cook for me.
If he goes with a rookie again, I can see him going for John Terry. If he does go rookie, he needs an old head as number 2.
Warnock isn't a guarantee of promotion. In the modern era (last 25 years) he's won 3 and he's managed pretty much consistently for that time. Hes not a magic wand that will get you promoted every time.