And Warnock believes he 'deserves a medal' for enduring what he feels has been a difficult past 12 months at Elland Road.
Pressure is growing on Warnock in light of his failure to mastermind a promotion challenge this season and chants of "Warnock - time to go" were heard from the away end at the Etihad Stadium during Sunday's 4-0 defeat to City.
Warnock's contract as Leeds manager expires at the end of the season; he has told owners GFH Capital he will not be staying on next season and has claimed he would leave earlier if he was asked.
"I don't deserve that (abuse) after the year I have had, but I am unlucky to have been at three clubs with three takeovers," he said, in reference to previous spells with Crystal Palace and QPR.
"I understand their feelings and the noise they make shows what sort of club it is. If we go up, the owners know I won't be here and the further away we get (from promotion) the club will be looking to see what they're going to do and, if I can, I will help them."
Warnock took over at Elland Road a year ago but now accepts the writing is on the wall as far as his pursuit of a record eighth promotion goes.
"I'm living away from home for one last year at promotion," he said. "I'm sure the club will be sensible and in a couple of years they will be back in the big time.
"It's their prerogative (if they want to sack him), if they think it will help, I'm not against it. Whatever is best for Leeds United. But with what's gone on over the last 12 months I think I deserve a medal."
We should be booing him. Fair play he has done well in both domestic cups and we've had some good games against Everton and Tottenham but any Leeds fan will tell you that the only thing that is important is the league and getting back in the PL. We sacked Grayson when we were in touching distance of the play-offs having lost players like Gradel, Howson and Schmeichel and replacing them with no one. Warnock has had a bit of money to spend and brought in a load of average players that haven't improved the team and we are now 13th with no chance of being promoted. I think we need to start thinking of next season and replace him with Adkins now so as to give him a chance to build.- skeffington