New Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has vowed to give everything he has to bring success to the club and win over the Villa Park faithful.
The 42-year-old takes over from his fellow Scot Alex McLeish, having left Norwich following a brilliant three-year spell at Carrow Road which saw him guide the Canaries to consecutive promotions and a 12th-placed Premier League finish last season.
While Norwich flourished under Lambert, Villa struggled under McLeish, who was an unpopular choice with some fans after arriving from local rivals Birmingham, and could only finish 16th.
Lambert's appointment has raised hopes among the Villa Park faithful that the club can return to being among the Premier League's top sides, and it is a task the former Borussia Dortmund and Celtic midfielder says he is up to.
He said: "We have to give the fans something, we will need them.
"I think they will come here in their thousands to watch us and it is up to us to give something back.
"I am honoured to be manager of the football club, I will give it everything I've got to be successful.
"There is a lot of expectancy at the club and it is not something I am going to shy away from, it is something I will thrive on hopefully.
"We will try and get results as quickly and as best we can. We have to play football in the right way."
While Lambert spoke of his excitement at the chance to take over at a club of Villa's stature, he acknowledged it had been a wrench to leave Norwich and end his hugely successful spell with the Canaries.
He said: "I had three unbelievable years and, as I've said before, I loved my time there - I had a great rapport there and had a special rapport with the football club, the fans and the players.
"I will always be proud of what we have done as a group. - it is a part of my life that will stay with me and I will never forget it.
"I have nothing but praise for Norwich. The fanbase was always pivotal to what happened.
"I had my reasons for leaving, which will probably remain private and I don't want to keep going back to that."
Chief executive Paul Faulkner is sure the Villans have found the right man in Lambert, who also revealed that former Villa manager Martin O'Neill had recommended he take the job.
And Faulkner says he and the board are ready to back Lambert in the transfer market as he looks to strengthen the squad he has inherited.
Faulkner said: "We know we have got to work with Paul and freshen up the squad.
"We had a poor season and we have got to get to work. It is about trying to get that squad ready to go for pre-season and make sure we are up challenging at the top half of the table."