IAN Holloway hopes to replicate Mick McCarthy's achievements at Ipswich.
McCarthy guided the struggling Suffolk club to Championship safety last season and his new-look side are currently just three points off the play-off places.
And new Millwall boss Holloway wants to do a similar job for the Lions.
But Holloway will put his admiration for McCarthy to one side when the Tractor Boys visit The Den on Saturday.
"Mick's a bit of an inspiration and I've always really liked him," he said.
"To go into Ipswich last year and do the job that he did, and now get them up at the top end of the league this season, is a great achievement.
"They were excellent in the first half against QPR last weekend my report tells me, they were the better side but didn't take their chances and were punished by a very good team.
"Ipswich only had eight points when Mick took over last year and look where they are now. That's something I need to reproduce here.
"We have got to dig in. It's going to be tough to turn results around but we've got to roll our sleeves up and get stuck in. I can't wait."
Holloway will be joined in the dugout by first-team coaches Marc Bircham and Des Bulpin, who were both appointed this week.
"I've known Des since I was 25," Holloway said. "He coached me under Gerry Francis at QPR and was absolutely outstanding.
"He's got a knack of making you train harder and be a good person.
"He won't stand for anyone being an up themselves, horrible pig. He has got a wonderful way about him and a wealth of experience. His resume is completely lexapro online bestellen outstanding.
"He will tell players what they need to hear, rather than what they want to hear. He is a bit abrasive but that's good. He will help every member of my staff, including me.
"As coaches, we will learn from his experience. He will help the likes of Scott Fitzgerald and Neil Harris improve. Most importantly he's the most loyal bloke I've ever met."
Bircham played under Holloway during his time in charge of QPR.
"Kenny Jackett and I took over at QPR during a terrible time and we were in administration when we signed Birch," he said. "We needed his personality and his enthusiasm.
"He didn't prolong his career, moaning and whinging about his hamstring going whilst nicking a living He got on with his badges and knew what he wanted to do.
"He is an impressive coach. He will be the same off the pitch as he was on it. He always believes we're going to be the better team and can improve.
"Between Birch's modern enthusiasm and Des' experience, I think we have got the perfect scenario. I'm the headmaster, they're the teachers and hopefully we can help the pupils.
"I want to create a school of football which can help every single player. To do that, we have to put curriculums and structures in."
Millwall's players have this week signed a new code of conduct which sets down the values Holloway expects from them – in training and in matches.
"I put down some words and phrases that I want the players to bring to Millwall," Holloway said. "We've all written down what we feel is important."