FORMER Millwall duo Matt Lawrence and Tony Cascarino believe the club's board made the right decision in sacking manager Ian Holloway.
Holloway's 14-month tenure at The Den was brought to an end on Tuesday with the Lions eight points adrift of safety at the bottom of the Championship.
Cascarino, who scored 42 goals in 105 appearances for Millwall between 1987 and 1990, now works as a pundit for Sky Sports.
And he said of Holloway's departure: "I think it was inevitable. Ian's had a horrendous run. October 25 was the last home victory.
"He's tried many different formations, 4-5-1, 4-4-2, 4-3-3, conceded goals at an alarming rate, changed personnel within that group and still lost games.
"I have to say Ian made a lot of mistakes. I never like it when I see managers make lots of changes and change formations so regularly.
"If you change things as a manager you've got to get them right. You're paid to make changes that improve the team.
"One thing that was pretty clear was that Ian couldn't turn it around even though they were on the slide and parachuting so fast.
"There wasn't a performance where you thought they were back on the right track."
Lawrence, who spent six years in Millwall's ranks between 2000 and 2006, believes the Lions are unlikely to avoid relegation despite Holloway being replaced by club legend Neil Harris.
"I think everybody knew this was coming," he told the BBC. "Most people are surprised it has taken this long.
"The fans completely turned and the minute you lose the fans your time is up and it is time to move on.
"I initially thought Holloway would be a wonderful fit for Millwall, but things haven't worked out for whatever reason.
"Hopefully now everyone can move on and try and drag Millwall out of the terrible situation they are in.
"If it had have happened in January then a new manager could have come in and brought some of his own players in.
"Neil has got to work with the squad he has got.
"They are three wins behind teams in safety above them and I think that is too much. They have been abysmal for the last three or four months, if not for large swathes of the season.
"I thought the loss at Rotherham would be the end for them and I still have to go along with that."