Eddie Howe said the challenge of taking over as Burnley manager was too good to turn down after he was unveiled at Turf Moor on a three-and-a-half year deal.
The 33-year-old left npower League One side Bournemouth to replace Brian Laws as Clarets boss and has been joined by his assistant Jason Tindall.
Howe watched Burnley draw with npower Championship leaders QPR at Turf Moor on Saturday and took training for the first time on Monday morning.
Howe said: "It feels fantastic for me. It's an honour and a privilege to be named Burnley manager and we're looking forward to the challenge ahead.
"It was a difficult week last week. On Tuesday I was approached by two clubs but I turned them down to stay at Bournemouth. Then on Thursday Burnley came in and it was just too good an opportunity to turn down. It was a great challenge for Jason and me, and our families, and we felt we had to take it.
"You just have to look around the stadium and on Saturday [against QPR] I could see the desire of the supporters. There's a huge history to the club, the board have been fantastic with us, and there's a really talented squad as well. Put that in the mix and it's a really good opportunity."