The Welshman spent 10 months in charge of QPR after joining the club back in January 2012, but a poor start to the 2012-13 campaign, which resulted in 12 games without a win, spelled the end for Hughes.
Despite Hughes's failure to move QPR forward following a splurge on new players, Redknapp, who replaced the coach in November 2012, believes that the Welshman should be respected.
"I hope he gets a good reception," Redknapp said in this morning's press conference. "He's a top manager. They did okay in his first year here then they had a difficult second season, we've all had that. He's doing an excellent job at Stoke, the same as he has done at most clubs he has been at.
"Stoke are a strong side, they went to Manchester City and won, not many teams will do that I saw them at Leicester and I thought they played ever so well. It will be a tough game but I think we have a chance against anybody at home."
Stoke are currently one point ahead of QPR in the Premier League table after four games.