JOHN Collins wants the setup at Livingston to look like that of a top flight European team.
He has a vision for Almondvale where every level of football at the club is played and coached the same way.
And that way of playing has to be attractive on the eye and based on ball control and technical skill.
He told Courier Sport: “We have to aim high and look at how the best teams in the world approach the game.
“We want our players playing football the right way, and that is through every level.
“The senior team, under-18s, under-13s – whatever level they are playing at.
“This means when they step up, they already know the system and can slot in.
“That’s how teams like Arsenal and Barcelona do it, so why not ourselves?
“It’s about having a philosophy at the club and sticking to it.”
Collins also sees a future where the stadium is packed with scouts looking at Livingston players.
And he reckons there are already players at the club capable of attracting interest further up the footballing food chain.
He said: “We want to become a team where scouts are coming and watching all the time.
“There needs to be the opportunity to sell players on for the club to make money to help sustain itself.
“Once we have instilled the ideas and philosophy we want, the big boys will come looking.
“I am sure that will happen.
“We have a talented crop of players and it’s good to see them working hard.
“We already have players capable of being attracted to bigger clubs and that’s good.
“But the most important thing is that there is no break in the conveyor belt.
“If we sell a player there needs to be someone of quality there to step into their place.
“That means developing players at all levels, all the time.”
Collins and manager John Hughes have both been singing from the same hymn sheet since joining the club last month. And the two new men at the top have a demand for professionalism that they expect at every level at the club.
And Collins admits some players will inevitably fail to keep up with the standards now expected of them.
He said: “There are two types of footballer – as there are two types of workers.
“There are footballers who clock in and do what’s asked of them and can’t wait to get away.
“Then there are the players we want who go the extra mile, work their socks off and put in the extra shift to better themselves.
“True professionals – that’s what we want at this club.
“Some players might fall by the wayside and won’t be able to, or want to, buy into that attitude. There may be casualties, but the club will be better in the long-term.”