My tuppen'orth for what it's worth (two pence probably):
What you say over a beer isn't necessarily what you really believe.
I know we're criticising the fella in jest but I for one don't see a problem. I've become good friends with lots of people I initially considered 'odious'.
As I said before, I found it hard to believe a 'true' Blade would turn down an opportunity to manage his boyhood team because of who the chairman was. Additionally, a successful football coach has to have a big ego of his own. Anyone who thinks they'll be prevented doing their job by a chairman, probably isn't confident enough in their own abilities to succeed. So in a way, it's a good thing he's changed his mind. Shows he has a desire to succeed and he loves the Blades.
I agree with the Landlord - he's been brought in for his experience in the lower leagues (and his ability to motivate a team at a club in turmoil, with practically nil resources). The latter bit is the worrying part for me!
He was probably on a PL package and delivered our worst season in years. If that was your business what would you have done? I've done the same with project and product managers in recent history.
Who knows? I really hope McC gives CW a clean slate. Get rid of the majority of the pros in the current squad and then give him some decent funds to build a team that can play the way he wants them to.
Don't be surprised if we still see the arrival of the Turk as DoF...