Hughton has been touted as a potential replacement for Mick McCarthy, but he has ruled himself out of the running due to his commitments at St Andrews.
“Anything like that is always very flattering,” he admitted to the Birmingham Mail.
“On the television I saw three names mentioned, so I presume that’s where it’s going and I just hope they pick the right person.
“I have a very challenging job to do here and I’ve got a group of lads who are desperate to do well this season and I’m desperate to guide them through.
“I’m desperate to guide this group of players out to the end, yes,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Alan Curbishley’s agent has confirmed that Wolves have approached his client and that an interview was forthcoming in the near future.
“They (Wolves) have said themselves they have invited him to see them,” Phil Smith is reported to have said in Mirror Football.
“That is what he will do and then we’ll see because I believe there is Alan, Steve Bruce, Neil Warnock and whoever else in the frame.
“I’m not going to go into when it (the interview) is going to happen, other than to say it’s imminent,” he admitted.
By Gareth McKnight