Hughton spent 13 years at Tottenham as a player, from 1977 to 1990 and was also a coach and assistant-manager at White Hart Lane for a decade from 1998 onwards.
Dawson said: "Chris is a top guy.
"He has been there a while and has done a great job - he can do well there.
"There are plenty of teams fighting for survival and we are fighting for different things, so we have to concentrate on ourselves and what we need to do."
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