Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside says the board believes in manager Owen Coyle's long-term vision.
Gartside can already see signs that the “grand plan” is taking shape.
“We have got the best Academy structure we have ever had and kids coming through now who have been with the club since they were seven years old,” he told the Bolton News.
“Joe Riley, Adam Blakeman and Josh Vela - all these lads have been with us for years.
“I have given up trying to work out what the average age of this squad is now because it has dropped so quickly.
“Someone brought it home to me when they said we had a creche for the players’ wives and we’ve run out of kids because the players we have now haven’t got kids, and some of them haven’t got wives.
“It’s the age group and the demographics that have totally changed. It has passed over people, and we haven’t really made a big play of it - but it is going to be a real strength in the future.”