Danny Mills warned Everton over considering hiring manager Carlo Ancelotti as he’s not suited for a relegation battle.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England international stated that he didn’t think Ancelotti was the right appointment for the Toffees to make right now.
It has been reported that Ancelotti is set for contract talks with the Toffees on Tuesday following him being sacked by Italian giants Napoli.
Mills acknowledged that Ancelotti had an exceptional CV and ticked a lot of boxes and suggested he is someone the Toffees should consider once they secure their Premier League status.
When asked if Ancelotti is the big-name Everton fans would have been dreaming of, Mills told Football Insider: “I don’t think that would be the right appointment for Everton right now.
“Carlo Ancelotti has always gone in when there’s been trouble in the dressing room, he’s a very good man-manager, he smooths things over.
“He has a very calm persona, he has an exceptional CV all the way through and I just think Everton right now, may need a little bit more in terms of a relegation scrap.
“Long-term? When Everton survive, maybe Ancelotti will be on the radar as he did a wholesale job at PSG when he first went in there, he professionalised the whole football club and set them on their journey to where they are now.
“He has a lot of experience and a fabulous CV but I’m just not convinced that he is the right man for Everton at this time.
“Maybe in six-months time, but right now, is he the right man for a relegation battle?
“I’m not convinced.”
Napoli dismissed Ancelotti after the 4-0 win over Genk on Tuesday, which ended the Italian side’s nine-match winless run.
The 60-year-old boss previously managed in the Premier League with him having a fruitful spell at Chelsea.