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The rise and fall of the Saints - upheaval and relegation

Harry Redknapp and Rupert Lowe

Strachan left the club in February 2004 and things quickly began to go wrong.

Paul Sturrock was appointed as Strachan's successor but it was a reign that was lasted just 13 games, and Steve Wigley's spell as boss was only marginally longer.

Harry Redknapp was next, making a shock switch from rivals Portsmouth, but he could not stop the Saints finishing bottom of the table to drop into the Championship.

BBC Radio Solent's Tony Husband: "Redknapp's arrival was so controversial - and unsuccessful. The players never really recovered from letting a 2-0 lead slip with two minutes left in his first game."