CHAIRMAN John Berylson feels there is little else the Millwall board could have done this year to bring about success at the club.
Berylson has financed an increase of the Lions' playing budget from £7million at the time of Kenny Jackett's departure in May 2013 to its current level of nearly £10m.
During that period, the Den hierarchy has sanctioned the loan and permanent signings of 19 new players under managers Steve Lomas and Ian Holloway.
But despite ploughing more money into the club than ever before, Boston-based Berylson has seen the Lions continue to struggle at the wrong end of the Championship table.
He told the Southwark News: "This should have been our best team and our best season. It frustrates me emotionally rather than financially, but it's been a tough season."
After five-and-a-half years of stability under Jackett, Berylson decided to make a change of management mid-season when Lomas was sacked last December.
The ex-West Ham midfielder was an unpopular appointment at the time of his arrival in the summer, but Berylson insists the Northern Irishman was the outstanding candidate.
"As a chairman I think I did the things I should have been doing," he said. "Both times that I chose a manager I went for the best option available.
"Appointing Lomas would have been a mistake if there was another person out there who would have been clearly better, but there wasn't.
"Did it work out? No, clearly, because he's not with us any more and that speaks for itself.
"Steve turned out to be a stop on the road to Ollie so in a funny way, yes, it did work out, because I think Ollie could be here for a long time to come.
"I want the season to be over, for us to be safe and to clear the decks and start over.
"I'm looking forward to playing around with names again in the summer and building a new team with Ollie. We didn't really do that last year – we didn't think things through.
"But I hope the supporters know that the board has done everything it can – we have signed every cheque and turned every dial."