Hughton is a popular figure at White Hart Lane having spent fourteen years on the Tottenham coaching staff from 1993 to 2007, but his comments may have added some extra spice to Sunday's match at Carrow Road.
"Tim has gone in and taken over a top quality team and time will tell with Tim," said Hughton.
"He was there (at Spurs) as a player when I was a coach and he has certainly started well with a talented squad.
"My apprenticeship was a far longer period. I spent something like 14 years as a coach before going to Newcastle and then into management.
"That allowed me to gain the experience on different aspects of coaching and seeing how other managers worked and their methods and that helped me immensely when I took the first step into management."
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