New Norwich City head coach Johannes Hoff Thorup says he wants to make fans proud of their team as he takes charge.

The Canaries confirmed Thorup's appointment this afternoon having offered him the job last week, and he made no secret of his delight at moving to Carrow Road.

He hopes to bring supporters along with him as he sets about instituting change at the club, and knows they have a big role to play.

"I'm excited, I hope that they are excited as well," he said. "I hope that we can create something together, it's so important that they are proud of the team.

"It's also so important that they feel that its also young players from here, and that they support with everything that they can.

"I feel the connection with the people, the club and the city. The stadium is a fantastic place, a lot of excitement ahead of us."

Thorup will also need the support of sporting director Ben Knapper, who's made him his first coaching appointment after arriving at Norwich in November last year.

The Dane believes the project to take the club in a new direction is a team effort, and he'll consistently be collaborating with Knapper.

"First of all, it's a 'we' project, and it's not me coming in and deciding everything from the beginning," he told official club channels.

"Of course, I have my ideas and I have my principles in the way that we are going to play, but I am also here to listen to some of the good stuff that has already been done.

"I have to make sure that I am very clear that this is something that we do together and everyone has to have that feeling.

"We have to build on a team that can dominate the games and that's what we are going to start with from day one. That's going to be very exciting, I will say."