Martin Jol and Chris Hughton were together at Tottenham Hotspur, but that won’t prevent the new Norwich manager going all out for his first win as Canaries boss.
Despite understanding the relationship between the pair, Hughton is happy with his squad and is confident of stealing the limelight from his former boss.
“There are almost two sides to it, because I am a really good friend of his, but also a rival manager,” Hughton told Sky Sports News .
“When it came out we were playing Fulham on the first day, of course it is something you have a laugh and a quick joke about.
“But just because he is a good friend of mine does not make any difference – we will want to win and do well in the game against them as much as we will in any other game.
“I had three enjoyable years with Martin at Tottenham, working closely with him.
“He was very successful, having two fifth-place finishes.
“I have also learned a lot from him, so he has played a very good part in where I am in this moment.
“You pick up about what it is to be a good manager. Martin is on the training pitch every day, tactically he is very good.
“He is great with the players, has high demands off them and wants to play the game in an attractive manner.
“Martin is a winner and has been successful wherever he has been.”