GRAHAM POTTER would welcome his Albion predecessor back into the Premier League.

Chris Hughton is being linked with the Watford job after boss Quique Sanchez Flores was axed.

Potter said: “I don’t know Chris at all, I’ve never met Chris.

“But I’ve not heard a bad word said about him which, in football, is not so easy to do.

“It tells you something about the quality of the person. I’ve said many a time that I have inherited a really good situation here.

“The club have been in the Premier League for two years, they are stabilised in the league.

“There are a lot of good people here, a lot of good lads.

“I have a huge respect for him, the amount of work he has done in the game and the job that he has done here.

“Of course, when you have that type of experience and that type of quality, it would be nice to see him back in the game – absolutely.

“I’m sure, when he is, he will be successful because he is a top football person.”

Hayden Mullins takes caretaker charge at Leicester tonight and has taken first-team training alongside Graham Stack.

Mullins said: “I think the perception of modern players is so wrong, because they’re so professional and so focused.

“They’re not thinking about the next guy to come in, they are thinking about Leicester and getting a positive result.

“Honestly, working with them the past couple of days, the professionalism of the players has been first class, and the focus and drive is on how they can work together as a side to try to get a result.”