IAN Holloway will utilise his contacts book to help Millwall scout overseas.
The Lions boss, who revealed last week that he plans to scour Europe for new signings, says the process of expanding the club's recruitment network will begin immediately.
Asked how he intends to cover games on the continent, Holloway said that he would call on trusted friends within the game to help him explore the foreign market in the future.
Head of recruitment Mick Harford will remain focused on the UK leagues.
Holloway said: "These are people I've known over the years who can help us.
"We won't be able to get every country sorted out but I will be able to do some things in the short-term that will enhance Mick's position.
"He'll be in control of piecing it all together for me but there are ways of doing it – you can't suddenly fly off to cover the German market if you live in England.
"It does not work that way. You find someone over there, you get to trust them and know them and they do the short mileage covering the games.
"Bit by bit they compile a list for you and then you go over and you have a look.
"When I first got a job I did not have a clue about this but now I know exactly what I want. When you get promoted to the Premier League, you need a structure.
"Any club is only as good as its recruitment and the players you sign.
"I have got to look at the foreign market because the club as its set up cannot do that. I can do that and I'm going to try to set something up.
"We have got to get our groundwork in and be looking a year down the line from now – and that's what we're going to do."
Holloway added that his approach to scouting fits in to his long-term vision for Millwall.
"Managers get sacked after six months at a club these days and that's nowhere near enough time to make a mark," he said.
"Somebody like David Moyes, for instance, who in my opinion is a fantastic manager, he left Everton in a much better situation than he found them in.
"He built up a whole scouting network for that club. To run a club properly, you have to build it from the ground up.
"The directors here are intelligent men and they know what they're doing – they have got businesses worldwide, so they understand the importance of structure.
"They don't understand football, but they want to and I'm getting there with them and it's exciting."