Chairman Tony Fernandes backed his manager after Monday’s home defeat to West Ham United left them bottom of the table.
But Hughes said: “I was at Man City for 18 months and I had pressure every day there. Everybody was questioning whether I’d have a job the next day. I’ve only had about six days here so I’m sure I’ll cope.
“I speak to the chairman every week. Tony and the vice-chairman Amit Bhatia are very supportive.”