Norwich City’s new assistant head coach Glen Riddersholm has admitted he jumped at the chance to join Johannes Hoff Thorup’s Canaries’ revolution.

The highly-regarded former FC Midtjylland and IFK Norrköping boss was unveiled as Thorup’s assistant last week.

Riddersholm has never worked with the 35-year-old, but believes they share the same vision to bring success to the Championship club.

“We are going to give everything,” he said. “Both Johannes and I will travel to England with our respective wives long before our official first day on the job, so that we can prepare everything to perfection for when the players have their first day on the pitch. After all, there won't be much time to train with 46 games just in the league.

“We go all in, and you only have this one life, where you have to remember to do the things you love, even if the week is full. It requires many working hours, but you are used to that as a trainer at the top level. Johannes has the same approach, and we don't want to leave anything to chance

“All of a sudden, a project is dropped that is almost too good to be true. Once I had the dialogue with Johannes, BTAM (his agency), Ben Knapper and Neil Adams it went from being really serious to being all that, I'm looking.”

The 52-year-old, interviewed by Danish sports magazine Tipsbladet, is relishing the chance to be Thorup’s number two.

“The club is passionate about people, the philosophy and the direction, where you want to try and beat the level that is expected,” he said. “The leaders, I am convinced, do what they say, so it gives us the pre-conditions that are aligned, because they know where they want to go.

“They were completely settled with Johannes from the first second, and I'm a football person, so I'd rather be a first team coach under Johannes than to be in a place where you don't lift together as a group and are short-sighted. We must inspire each other, and I am sure that I can learn from Johannes and hope that I can in turn support him as best as possible.

“You are only a good head coach when the staff around you are skilled and support and help each other, because football has become so big and develops so quickly. This club has everything I'm looking for and they have a lot of faith in us.

“But it is clear that if we don't win in the first 10 games, the situation may look different for us, but why shouldn't we also do that?”