Hughton, who yesterday took Alex McLeish’s place at St Andrew’s, today said that he thinks the club have a “good chance” of securing promotion.
“We know it will be a tough task. I hope I can do it,” he told Sky Sports News.
“The ultimate aim is to get back into the Premier League and the job starts now. It’s a tough season, a very tough division. I feel you want to work at a club where you have a good chance of getting back where this club wants to be and belongs. I feel I have that here.”
Hughton has experience of lifting a team from the Championship, overseeing Newcastle United’s promotion in 2010.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” he added. “For me it is about a group of players showing a real desire to want to get back into the Premier League.”