As he approaches the second anniversary of his sacking at St James's Park, the 53-year-old is reluctant to accept that he is proving a point to his old employers after taking over at Carrow Road in the summer.
"As a manager it's such a pressurised and stressful job that it's a great relief to win games and get points," said Hughton.
"But anything that's in the past is very much in the past.
"I was delighted to get the opportunity to manage at Norwich. It's a wonderful club that we hope we can keep going in the right direction. For any plusses, it' s plusses for all."