IAN Holloway wants Millwall to become self-sustainable in the transfer market.
The Lions boss plans to recruit young lower-league players who can be developed and then sold on at a higher price, with the profit being re-invested in the squad.
Holloway believes this will decrease the financial burden on chairman John Beryslon, who paid through the nose last season for expensive free transfers and loan signings.
NewsAtDen understands that Millwall are willing to fork out transfer fees for new signings this summer but will be spend less on wages as a result.
"You have to be self-sustainable," Holloway said.
"When I was at Bristol Rovers and QPR I managed to buy a lot of players and then sell them on, and that's what we have to do.
"You can't keep asking your owner for money all the time because people like Randy Lerner at Aston Villa get fed up with it. I want to help my chairman and make sure the club evolves.
"There's no reason why we can't evolve quickly and act like a bigger club.
"I have got a certain model that I work to. If there are four columns, and the last two age groups are 25 to 29 and 30-plus, we had far too many people in those columns.
"My 29-year-olds are going to be 30 by the time we come back for pre-season and we need pace and energy in the team.
"You need fresh enthusiasm as well as senior players, so we've got to get that balance right.
"We need to turn things around and work towards having sellable assets in the team so that it doesn't cost the chairman every time we need to invest in new players.
"I want to built this club correctly because I know that John will not move the goalposts and will stick with me whether we get promoted or not.
"I want him to enjoy watching his team because he loves his sport. Millwall supporters are in a privileged position because they've got a genuine fella who wants the club to succeed.
"I don't see why we cannot keep marching forward. John loves his players and wants to see them do well, which is a rare commodity these days."
Holloway insists that spending money is not the be all and end all of a successful team but says he is pleased with the budget given to him by the board.
"Because we got so many things wrong last year and the results were going wrong, John had to over-invest," Holloway said.
"But John is going to support me whatever happens which is great news.
"Money isn't that important because if you compare where QPR and Burnley finished in the league, what does that say about QPR?
"It's not about what you spend, it's how you spend it.
"There's no golden rule in football but there are some models you can work towards, which are mainly to do with recruitment.
"If you've got any sense, you can set things up so that the club moves forward."