Photos – Newcastle’s First Training Session With Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez went to the training ground shortly after being announced as the new Newcastle manager this afternoon – notice it was manager and not head coach – and rather than just meet with the players and give them a talk – Rafa had them do a full training session in preparation for our crucial game on Monday night at Leicester City.

It was the players day off but Rafa was able to got an immediate message through to the squad – that he’s not at Newcastle to mess around – and at least he is focused on Monday night’s game  in particular – and Newcastle surviving the drop in general.

Here are some of the photographs taken during the training session.

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Rafa Benetiz meeting some of the players – who are you?

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Well it looks like some of our players even enjoyed it.