Hughes played for Ferguson at Manchester United, winning league titles along the way.
He told the Fulham Chronicle: "There's no doubts certain elements of my approach are the same as Sir Alex's - I would be crazy if there weren't.
"If I had to name them, it is his demands on players, his attention to detail - and his will to win.
"I'm out early walking the dogs - it clears my mind for the day ahead. But there's no right or wrong about whether you're a morning or night person - although Sir Alex has been more right than most."