After it was confirmed that Ronald Koeman went to Lionel Messi's house as soon as he was appointed FC Barcelona manager, how the Argentine feels about the club's new coach has now seemingly been revealed.
The Dutchman explained this week that he met Messi for crunch talks at his house right after being given the role in the Blaugrana dugout.
Their first meeting happened at a time when Messi was desperate to leave the club, but the 33-year-old had a good feeling about the new coach after they spoke, Sport has claimed.
His intention to leave was based on his relationship with president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the board, but had nothing to do with Koeman taking charge.
Despite Messi seeing his future elsewhere at the time, he spoke with his teammates in the following days and assured them they would be in good hands with the former Netherlands boss.
Koeman reportedly explained to the Argentina captain that his approach is focused on intense work, improving the physical strength of the squad and a different tactical set-up more suited to Barca than the ideas of Quique Setien before him.
The new coach also spoke to the likes of Sergio Busquets, Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann, and his overall approach, albeit being straightforward and very direct, is said to have won over the dressing room for now.
Scroll through the images below to see some images of Messi's R103 million luxury mansion in Barcelona: