West Brom boss Clarke: Norwich's Hughton wanted me as No2
Hughton contacted Clarke two years ago to see if he would become his assistant while he was boss at Newcastle.
The Baggies chief declared: "Back when Chris was at Newcastle we had a little chat about maybe me going up there to join him.
"At the time I was out of the game and I really appreciated the fact he took the time to call me.
"They got rid of him soon after and maybe he did not deserve to lose that job."