JOHN Berylson says Millwall won't be selling any of their young players this summer as the club prepares for life in League One.
The likes of Fred Onyedinma, Sid Nelson, Jack Powell and Aiden O'Brien could all feature heavily for the Lions in the third tier next season.
O'Brien was this week linked with Swansea, West Ham and Everton, while Onyedinma's form for loan club Wycombe has attracted admiring glances from bigger clubs.
But Berylson, speaking after relegation from the Championship was confirmed, said:
"I'm not giving anybody up. Nobody has a 'for sale' sign around their neck.
"The only important player I have ever sold was Steve Morison for over £2million, and I had to do that because he wanted to leave."
Millwall lost their Championship status on Tuesday after three years of struggle.
And Berylson admits there are important lessons to learn from relegation.
"Our continued dependence on the loan system, veteran players and short-term contracts was wrong," he said.
But Berylson has defended the club's decision not to sack Ian Holloway after the Lions were thrashed 4-0 by Bradford in the FA Cup in January.
Many feel that a change of manager at that stage could have prevented relegation, but Berylson said:
"I was not comfortable with the other options out there. Other managers could smell blood in the water and we were getting phone calls.
"I didn't like what I heard. At that stage of the season, we would have had to make a permanent appointment."