However the former Leeds and QPR boss last night decided to reject the role at the City Ground.
According to BT Sport presenter Darren Fletcher, it came after Warnock said the 'conditions weren't right' and because of that, he no longer has interest in the job.
Having spoken to Neil Warnock he says "conditions weren't right" for him at Forest. Not a financial issue. He now has no interest in the job— Darren Fletcher (@DFletcherSport) March 24, 2014
The news that Warnock wouldn't be taking over as Nottingham Forest manager didn't seem to bother many Forest supporters, in fact the majority seemed pleased with his decision.
However, his reported reason for rejected the role at the City Ground could prove to be disconcerting for supporters, as Darren Fletcher killed talk that the length of the contract was the issue.
Don't know what the "conditions" are - but this morning he wanted the job and was happy with a deal until the end of the season— Darren Fletcher (@DFletcherSport) March 24, 2014
Sheffield-based writer Alan Biggs hinted that the conditions referred to could be due to the clubs owners:
Draw your own conclusions - but looks to me Warnock feared owner's interference, including picking team. #nffc— Alan Biggs (@AlanBiggs1) March 24, 2014
If the reports turn out to be true - and it is purely speculative, then I simply cannot feel for Nottingham Forest supporters enough.
Fawaz Al-Hasawi and his family have put a lot of money and time into the club, however, if he is arguing with potential managers over matters such as team selection then I find it difficult to see how they will ever become successful.
It begs the question, if he can't let up with an experienced manager over team selection, how will he feel delegating his duties to a CEO? A role that he has promised supporters to fill in the summer.
In my opinion, unless there is a complete change in mentality at the very top of the club, it threatens to undermine any sum of money put into the team.
It's important to realise that investment is only a small part of owning a football club.