Hughes takes his side to Blackburn on Saturday, returning to the club he managed for four years until 2008.
"Blackburn is still a great club and has great people," he said.
"I saw comparisons of the quality of people there with the people that I have found at Fulham.
"That's a big positive thing from my point of view as you're only as good as the people that surround and support you.
"I was able to be successful at Blackburn as everyone wanted you to do well. I sense that is the same at Fulham."