He arrives at Carrow Road with assistant Colin Calderwood and first team coach Paul Trollope from Birmingham City in toe.
"It was important - not the most important thing, I'd have to say, but yes - it was important and it allows me to start on a footing that my coaches know," said Hughton.
"They know how I work. Colin has worked with me for a longer period of time; Paul Trollope has worked with me over the last season and we certainly had enough games last year and had to do enough work last season that he is very voiced in the way that I work.
"So that was very important for me, because what we all want to do is we all want to start off on a good footing. We all want to do well and if you have got that familiarity around you I think that gives you a little bit of a head start."