Hughes is set to make an official complaint about referee Iain Brines after the two men clashed at half-time during the game at Celtic on Saturday, and he has a novel solution to the thorny problem of officials and managers in constant dispute.
"We got put together on a quiz night and we laughed and joked and I've got more respect for him now.
"After 15 minutes you know a person's character a bit better and so I think managers and referees have to get together more.
"We have to get bonding sessions and we will be better for it.
"I reckon mountaineering or abseiling - something like that."