Newcastle United's manager talked through his football philosophy, and some of the changes he has had made at the club, with a group of supporters, including South Tyneside-based duo Taylor Payne and Stephen Best.
Best said: "Rafa's the real deal, friends. Absolutely loves football, talked for four hours solid. Already big changes made behind the scenes."
Meanwhile, United midfielder Henri Saivet – who joined Saint-Etienne on a season-long loan last month – has talked about his "horrible" experience at St James's Park.
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And finally, Newcastle have been linked with a shock move for a Sunderland midfielder.
Find out which player Graham Carr, the club's chief scout, has watched here.