Remember the Ted Bates statue that caused uproar among Saints fans? It's been 10 years since the infamous statue was unveiled.

The statue outside St Mary's was first unveiled on March 17, 2007, but had to be pulled down after critics likened it to 80s TV entertainer Jimmy Krankie, US president George Bush and even former Pompey owner Milan Mandaric.

In the days after the club erected the statue, which cost £112,000, Saints officials pledged to hold crisis talks with the Ted Bates Trust after hundreds of supporters condemned it.

It took less than a week for the club to pull it down, before a replacement was installed outside the stadium in March 2008.

Ted Bates served Southampton FC for 66 years in several guises before his death in November 2003, at the age of 85.

He signed for the club as a teenage striker 60 years ago, and formed a prolific partnership with Charlie Wayman before becoming a coach when his playing career ended in 1952.

Ted managed the club for 18 years before handing the reins to Lawrie McMenemy in 1973, but spent a further 20 years as a club director before stepping down in 1993.

In 1998, he received an MBE in recognition of his services to football and was made club president before being made a Freeman of the City of Southampton a year later.