New England manager Roy Hodgson has called for supporters to back the national side - and said they should expect victory at Euro 2012.
The West Brom boss was, as expected, confirmed as Fabio Capello's successor on a four-year contract.
The Football Association confirmed Hodgson was their first and only choice for the job.
"It is a very proud day for me, I'm a very happy man to be offered the chance to manage my country," he said.
"I'm looking forward to the task ahead. 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."
Asked about England's prospects at the Euros, Hodgson added: "England always have to go in tournaments to win them because we are a major football nation.
"I certainly think the players would be very disappointed if we expected anything less of them than to win the tournament."
Hodgson preferred not to answer questions about picking John Terry and Rio Ferdinand in his squad, or the possibility of selecting Steven Gerrard as captain, but was forthcoming about the prospect of Wayne Rooney going to Ukraine and Poland.
Rooney is suspended for England's opening two games, but Hodgson appeared to put to bed any debate about whether the Manchester United striker would be part of the final squad or not.
"I'm looking forward to Wayne Rooney coming to the Euros with us and making a contribution even though he cannot play the first two games," he said."