Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti

Danny Mills suggests that Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti could wait until late in the window before deciding whether to sell Morgan Schneiderlin this month.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and Manchester City defender says he expects the Italian boss to bide his time during the winter window before making any final decisions.

It has been reported that Schneiderlin is among a number of Everton players that Ancelotti is looking to get rid of this month after failing to impress since the Italian’s arrival at Goodison Park.

However, Mills suggests the French international is facing a nervy wait over his future on Merseyside as Ancelotti runs the rule over his squad.

Mills told Football Insider: “New manager, new ideas, new style of play – all these types of things. Morgan Schneiderlin’s been a very good player, you don’t go from Southampton to Manchester United if you’re not good.

“Something’s gone wrong along the way, can Carlo Ancelotti turn that around? What does he see and what does Morgan Schneiderlin need right now to get him back on form? 

“That’s why managers get changed, that’s why new managers, especially someone as vast as Carlo Ancelotti – he’s already said himself, he’s the guy that comes in, the likeable guy, the guy players like.

“I don’t think he’ll make his mind up until the end of the window.” 

Schneiderlin has not played in the Premier League under Ancelotti but did start the 1-0 defeat to Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the FA Cup.

The 15-cap international has a total of 14 appearances under his belt this season and a total of 84 games for the Toffees.

In other Everton news, Paul Robinson claims the club have a “huge advantage” over their rivals in the transfer window.