Last night he vowed to quit early if he does not get the backing of the Yorkshire outfit's followers.
Former QPR boss Warnock takes charge of Leeds for the first time at crisis-hit Portsmouth today and said: "Whether I stay on will depend on what happens between now and the end of the season.
"The fans have got to get behind me and show they want me for next season. And they have got to get behind the team.
"If they don't, I won't be here. It's up to them."