As his season drifted into a disappointing end he was spotted at Watford Gap services by a couple of Niman's staffers who knew the face but couldn't place the name of the Spanish manager.
Aastra business manager Allan Merten and his colleague Tony Cowen saw Rafa and managed to get a photo out of him after establishing who he actually was.
In the pic, taken by Tony, Rafa is on the left (for those who also don't know who he is) and Allan is on the right.
"We were on our way to Luton to see a customer and had stopped at the services to pick up a Wi-Fi signal to check our e-mails. Tony doesn't know that much about football and when I spotted Rafa and pointed him out to Tony, he responded: Who is he, is he a reseller?" said Merten.
Should Rafa leave Liverpool as is widely expected he might well take some comfort from knowing a career in the channel is an option as he clearly has the look of a reseller nailed already.
This was first published in May 2010