Hughton was replaced by Neil Adams in April for the last five games of the season but the Canaries were still relegated from the Premier League after three years at the top level.
Norwich won just one point following Hughton's sacking and, although he was sad to see his former club go down to the Championship, the 55-year-old wants to get back into management as soon as possible.
He told Sky Sports News: "With five games to go and with five points clear of the relegation zone, even with a difficult run of games I was still very confident that we would have got the points that we needed.
"It's always easy in hindsight but all I can say is that I have always been very confident and was always very confident. It's very difficult to not go and watch football, I went to some four or five games in that period of time but you do have to make sure that you use that break very well.
"I am very keen to get back in as soon as possible and hopefully when that opportunity arises you have got to make sure that you are ready for it."
Norwich are hoping to finalise the appointment of their new manager this week with former defender Malky Mackay favourite for the role.
Mackay and Gianfranco Zola have been interviewed for the job, while Celtic chief Neil Lennon and Adams are also among the candidates.