Roy Hodgson has called on England fans to get behind his team after being unveiled as the new manager.
Hodgson has signed a four-year deal, although he will perform a dual role with West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season.
He said: 'It is a very proud day for me, I'm a very happy man to be offered the chance to manage my country. I'm looking forward to the task ahead.
ROY'S FIRST ENGLAND GAMES...
NORWAY (A): Saturday, May 26
BELGIUM (H): Saturday, June 2
FRANCE (N): Monday, June 11
SWEDEN (N): Friday, June 15
UKRAINE (N): Tuesday, June 19
'Everyone knows it is not an easy one but I'm hoping that everyone, fans and supporters will get behind the team. It's the team that counts, they go out and win football matches.
'What I'll do is try to make sure the team is well prepared for the challenge ahead. I'm really looking forward to it.'
The 64-year-old's first game in charge of his country will be against Norway on May 26 but he acknowledged he did not have much time to settle into the job before Euro 2012.
He said: 'It's going to be difficult of course but hopefully I've got time. Obviously I've been working here for the last five years so the players are pretty well known to me even though I haven't worked with them all. I've done as much research and spoken to as many people as I can.'