IAN Holloway believes he can re-establish himself as a Premier League manager with Millwall after stints in the top flight at Blackpool and Crystal Palace.
Holloway sees no reason why he cannot replicate previous careers successes at The Den, having guided two unfancied teams to promotion from the Championship in the past.
And the 50-year-old, who signed a two-and-half-year deal with the Lions this week, admits his long-term ambition is to have another go at bossing in the top tier.
"If I had a fair crack at being a Premier League with a big budget I believe I could do it," he said. "But I'm going to have to get there again with Millwall.
"I am not one of these foreign fellas who gets a job because he has known Jose Mourinho for ten minutes or met him on a train. That normally gets you the foot in the door, doesn't it? I did try and go to Chelsea's training ground to say that I'd met him!"
One of Holloway's primary aims at Millwall is to make the club more attractive to potential new signings – which he says will be crucial to pushing the Lions up the league.
"When Millwall had Chris Wood and Darius Henderson up front, the team got towards the play-offs," he said.
"We haven't got Henderson anymore and we haven't got Wood either. I asked the chairman, 'why didn't you buy Wood before you borrowed him on loan?'
"That would have been £1million at the time and he probably would have signed. But when Leicester came along, Millwall were always going to be in trouble.
"I want to change that around. I want people to come to me and want to play football for this club because I can help them get better.
"Don't tell me I didn't do that at Blackpool because I did and we almost stayed up when we weren't given a chance.
"Why can't I do that here with the fan base and stadium we've got?
"The training ground is already better than the one I had at Blackpool – the lads get their kits washed, we've got a canteen and the food is warm! We've already got a fantastic gym.
"So what am I worried about? For me, coming here is a step forward."
Holloway's most http://onlinepharmacies247.com/cymbalta_generic.html recent success in the Championship came last season with Palace, who he guided to promotion via the play-offs.
"I changed things there very quickly and went back to the defensive side of things with more counter-attacking," he recalled.
"We weren't fancied to go up but we still did it anyway, largely down to stopping other team's passing patterns.
"People say Watford did not turn up for the play-off final at Wembley, but I'm sorry we knew their patterns and stopped them.
"Brighton in the semis? 'Oh, we'll see you on the Monday,' they said after the first leg, but we stopped them too.
"Some of the individuals we had in that team were good enough to score goals anyway, but when I look at the squad here, it does not take a genius to work out we have some good players who can score too. Let's get that focus and get that going.
"When you attack, you have to get the bits behind it ready to get the ball back again. That hasn't been consistent, and we're going to try and fix that.
"I will be patient with the lads because I don't want them to feel pressure. I'll keep saying what I want to say to them and I believe we'll be very successful here."
Holloway is well-known for his attacking philosophy and intends to change the public perception of Millwall through an entertaining style of football.
"I want people to come here and talk about a different Millwall, instead of what the mind lingers back to in the past," he said.
"We had a problem in society, when a lot of people thought they could use football as a vehicle to be violent.
"This club has been tarnished, but now I hope we can add a way of playing that people will want to spend money on, and be proud of something else.
"I want to be brave. You have to master the football. That's my gospel, that's my bible. I'm embarrassed as an English coach that we can’t keep the ball like other countries.
"I'd like people in ten years' time to say: 'What a job Holloway's done! Look at the football they play now, and look at the way they pass the ball. Look how many they have got in the England team'. Why not?"