Hughes, currently in charge of Queens Park Rangers after spells at Manchester City and Fulham over the past four seasons, believes the Scot deserves huge praise for his work on Merseyside.
The 48-year-old Welshman emphasised how difficult it is for Premier League managers to remain in their jobs for a sustained period with the growing demands of top flight clubs.
“David’s done a remarkable job,” said Hughes. “He’s been at a big club with a big fan base, and along with that come demands and expectations – but he’s managed that very well.
“Obviously it seems now he hasn’t got the resources that other clubs have, but he still manages his resources and his squad very well.
“To be a Premier League manager for that length of time is very difficult, and when you’ve been at one place for a long time that brings its own problems.
“A lot of guys will have heard the same words over and over again, and it’s up to you as a skilled manager to make players understand what’s required and motivate them on a daily basis.
“Over a long period he’s done remarkably well.”
The QPR boss also revealed his desire replicate Moyes’ success at Everton and transform the Loftus Road outfit into a stable top flight side.
“They are a very well established Premier League club,” Hughes added. “They are well managed and have an understanding of what it takes to win Premier League games.
“They build correctly and at the right rate in terms of renewing the squad and giving it fresh impetus.
“They have continuity and they have a real understanding of what they’re trying to do in each and every game they play.
“It’s possibly something we haven’t got – but in the future we’ll strive to be a really consistent Premier League team like Everton are, and in any season you can really overachieve and go places.”
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