IAN Holloway is relishing Kenny Jackett's return to The Den on October 18 when Millwall take on Wolves.
Jackett stepped down as Lions boss after five-and-a-half years last summer, after deciding the club needed to go in a new direction.
Now in charge at Molineux, Jackett was initially replaced by Steve Lomas, whose tenure in SE16 lasted just six months, before Holloway was appointed in January.
And Holloway is looking forward to a reunion with his long-term friend, who convinced him to take over in SE16 following Lomas' sacking.
"Kenny is a huge part of why I came here," Holloway said.
"I'm going to try to take us forward from where he brought us, and I'm going to grab it and go forward if I can.
"Kenny knows I appreciate how supportive the chairman is, so I will be looking forward to coming up against him.
"He has his own responsibilities now and when we do take each other on, as always, he will be trying to beat me and I'll be trying to beat him."
Holloway added: "Kenny and I have always been great friends. We worked closely at QPR during a terrible time.
"He was loyal, honest and hard working. Kenny deserves to be where he is now.
"I'll be delighted to welcome him back to The Den – he's a wonderful man.
"I thank him for letting me pick up a club that's got a chance to move forward, which is largely down to his enthusiasm.
"I'm delighted that we will be facing each other in this division, it's a tremendous league to be in."