Former England defender Danny Mills has once again spoken about Sheffield United, this time, questioning the credentials of Chris Wilder for the Everton job.
Mills was one of the guests alongside Matt Murray and Steve Sidwell on last night’s The Debate show. The former Leeds man has been outspoken all season when given the chance. And he didn’t hold back last night either.
He took centre stage throughout the show and had plenty to say on all subjects. After suggesting Liverpool might not miss Fabinho, Mills then moved on to giving his opinion on Everton and their manager Marco Silva.
When questioned about whether Chris Wilder could step into the potential void at Goodison Park, Mills seemed to refute Wilder’s claims to the job.
“Why would he leave Sheffield United?,” Mills said.
“I still don’t think as yet he would get the opportunity. He knows the Blades inside out. It’s the perfect jigsaw. Can he, if he goes to Everton, create that perfect storm and spirit? I’m not so sure he can.”
“David Moyes went into Manchester United and it’s a different kettle of fish,” Mills added when making a comparison to Wilder potentially taking the Everton job.
However, former Wolves goalkeeper and fellow pundit, Matt Murray, disagreed.
“No disrespect to Chris, but if he was a foreign manager who had come in and done what he’s doing, with overlapping centre-backs and everything else, he’d be right in there”, Murray said.
What is Danny Mills talking about here?
Danny Mills is becoming something of a pantomime villain for us Sheffield United fans. He’s consistently making comments about the club with seemingly little knowledge.
This is another example of that. Where he has got the notion that Chris Wilder would struggle to go into a club and create the same sort of atmosphere, is mind blowing. Wilder’s done it at Halifax, Oxford, Northampton Town, and now Sheffield United. Surely Mills has to see the pattern and think, ‘Hang on, maybe he can do a good job?’.
It really is quite strange at times. After dismissing United earlier in the season and then only the other day saying the Blades needed to worry about second season syndrome, Mills is doing himself no favours with the Bramall Lane faithful.
Thanks to Mills’ previous comments, most Blades fans will take this with a pinch of salt.
While United fans don’t want Chris Wilder to leave, there’s surely little doubt among them that he can do a job at Everton, regardless of what Mills says.