DAVE Livermore believes that stepping up to an interim role with Millwall's first-team is a "great opportunity" for him to develop as a coach.
Livermore, the ex-Lions midfielder, will assist Neil Harris until the end of the season.
The 34-year-old has been working with the club's U18s and U21s since returning to The Den in the summer of 2012.
"I've been assisting Neil with the U21s so this role is very, very similar," Livermore said.
"I'll be someone Neil can bounce ideas off to help him reach the right decisions.
"My outlook on the role it is to do the best for the club and to support Neil. From a personal point of view, it's an opportunity to develop as a coach.
"Having ten games with the first team is a great opportunity.
"Neil has to make so many decisions so if I can take some of the smaller ones off his hands in terms of a bit of organisation around the training ground, that will help him.
"We'll both be very hands-on in training – at the moment there's only the two of us, with Kevin Pressman looking after the goalkeepers as well."
Harris and Livermore have been preaching the "Millwall way" to the players since taking over first-team affairs from Ian Holloway.
"That's a lot simpler to do than some make out," Livermore added.
"All the crowd want to see is the team having a go, putting the effort in and working hard.
"Maybe we'll play a little bit more in a Millwall style, with two centre forwards, and that's a simple change that has been made already.
"We can get the ball forward and down the channels a little bit sooner, play at a higher tempo and press from the front.
"If we do those things with 100 percent effort, the supporters are happy and they'll back you.
"The fans can help a Millwall player make that next run when they're feeling a little bit tired."
Harris felt that Livermore, a former teammate of his, was the obvious choice to be his no.2.
"He manages and coaches on a daily basis and he's very good at it as well," said Harris.
"He's somebody I've known for a very long time and he's played in some very successful Millwall teams.
"Livers has won promotion, been player of the year and played in an FA Cup final so if anybody knows how to play across midfield in a Millwall shirt, it's him."