"My advice would be don't rush to make rapid change, try to take your time to people and listen, and actually organise a more graduated transition ... Because someone who comes [in] with 'slash and burn' might then find after six months that was a big mistake. So I'd take your time."
And even revealed his post-defeat plans:
"If I don't win, come 6 May I will be taking the kids to school and starting a book on my last eight years as Mayor."
With the odds stacked against the current Mayor, what chance we’ll be reading Ken: My Story this time next year?