One of the above statements is true. Which one?
Well, the answer to that little poser became a little nearer to being answered today, when the veteran Hull City player was recalled to the KC Stadium from his loan spell with Oldham Athletic only hours before John Sheridan was sacked from the manager's position at Boundary Park.
Rumours were rife that Windass, 41, was at the bottom of that shambles, as well as many others, but the player denied any involvement - just as he always does.
He was involved in a 'storm in a teacup' with ex-City striker Marlon King in a Scarborough nightclub earlier this season, during which he was headbutted by King but didn't blink. He's from Gipsyville, you know.
Windass, a local folk hero after scoring the goal against Bristol City which took the Tigers into the Premier League for the first time last May, has already begun taking his UEFA coaching badges, and has said privately he could do a better job than current boss Phil Brown.
Brown's management style has been under the microscope since he lambasted his players on the pitch during the halftime break at Manchester City on Boxing Day, and Windass is thought to have been waiting in the wings for his chance ever since.
With City teetering on the brink of the relegation places, and with Brown's strange tactics and team selection major worries, Deano might not have much longer to wait.