JOHN Berylson has reiterated his commitment to Millwall after the club's five-year stay in the Championship came to an end.
Berylson this week rejected advances from a potential buyer for the Lions because he believes he has unfinished business at The Den.
Millwall's aim in League One next season will be to bounce straight back up – and Berylson hopes the club will return to the second tier in better shape under Neil Harris.
"I have to believe that we can build a better Millwall in League One, or else I should leave and not invest another pound," the chairman said.
"I want whatever we build to last and not be built with loan players. I want to find a way to do well for next year, the year after and the year after that.
"This can't be a one-year fix. If we get loan players, it should only be to plug a hole. Loan signings are not investments for the future.
"I'm excited about rebuilding and doing what I've wanted to do for years. Now we have a manager who is just as excited about that as I am.
"The two things that I'm most excited about at the moment are Neil and the way we are now going to recruit players."
Berylson is regularly hassled by lawyers acting on behalf of wealthy consortiums looking to invest in English football – and recently swatted away another approach.
He revealed: "I had an enquiry for the club this week – it wasn't a formal offer so I was able to refuse it without talking to the board – and I stomped on it before it got anywhere.
"I've had a few bites over the past two or three months and I think buyers have seen that we've been struggling and assumed they might get a deal.
"But that's not going to happen – this club isn't for sale. I've told them to go buy something else, thanks very much."