IAN Holloway has been presenting his plan for a "seamless club" to the Millwall board during a three-day meeting this week.
Setting out his vision for the future, the Lions boss told directors how he wants to build up the club's infrastructure so that it will be ready, one day, for Premier League football.
Holloway believes a "two-pronged attack" will be needed, whereby Millwall make changes to their academy and broaden their scouting network.
The Lions' annual strategy meeting, at The Grove hotel in Hertfordshire, finishes today. On Wednesday, Holloway will be told of his budget for next season.
"This is a Millwall thing with all of the investors – they have all come a long way so it's nice to cram it all in, meet with them and go through one or two things," Holloway said.
"We've been looking at how I want the club to be run and how I want it to be set up.
"I want a seamless club in which the youth team and the first team do the same things and play the same style of play.
"It's all very positive and a nice way to finish after a great run like that. There's been a lot to talk about but we've managed to dig ourselves out of a hole and now we can move on.
"I've been here for four months now and I've had a look at how the place runs.
"I have got my own model for doing things from when I was at Blackpool, but to be honest when we had success there it wasn't really carried through in the way I'd planned.
"That is why I am not there anymore. Hopefully I'll have a chance to set something up, get it moving and build something.
"I saw the true potential of the support last weekend and it has made me realise even more what we could do here.
"I've been preparing for this meeting for a while. Andy Ambler and I are given the trust of the chairman to run the club and between the two of us we've got a fair bit of experience.
"It's nice to be treated in that ilk and hopefully we can push the club forward."
Holloway wants Millwall to have a clear strategy when it comes to recruiting new players – both at first-team and academy level.
"It's about where we get our players from, how we get them and who we've got," he said.
"We need to add to our structure so that we can function in the way a bigger club would and get a recruitment network set up that would be sustainable in the Premier League.
"I believe I needed that at Blackpool and Palace but I didn't have it. So having experienced that, I now know what we need to do and how to do it.
"It has to be a two-pronged attack – having the right academy set up and bringing young players through is a big part of a community club like Millwall.
"I want to integrate them and get the academy ready so that the nine and ten-year-olds are doing things I would want them to do when they get into the first team.
"I'm really excited about it and I think the chairman is as well. It's great to get in front of the board and actually thrash it out and talk about how we're going to do things."