Mick McCarthy has won the Coca-Cola Championship Manager of the Month award for August, but insists this is just the start of the good times for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

McCarthy, 49, has enjoyed a flying start to the campaign and guided the Molineux club to the top of the Championship with three wins and a draw from the opening four games.

But, while he is delighted to have won the award, the Yorkshireman is already planning for the rest of the season.

He said: "It has been a great start, but there are very tough tests to come and I'm not getting carried away.

"That is why you won't find me shouting from the rooftops."

McCarthy was more disappointed than anyone at not making a promotion challenge last season and knows the pressure is on for him to deliver this time.

And he just hopes he will be winning the managerial awards at the end of the season as well as in the opening weeks.

He added: "I've had good starts in this league before and I've had bad starts. Indeed, the worst was possibly with Sunderland and we went on to win the League.

"People who know me will realise that I never get too carried away when we win and I am not too despondent when we lose.

"So while it's nice that our results and our football have been recognised there are still a lot of games to go and we all know how hard they are going to be.

"It's impossible to set targets in the Championship. There are just too many good teams who are difficult to beat."