From the papers

February 14, 2001
Juventus Official Site

The Gazzetta dello Sport leads with the story of mourning at Juve, where Del Piero's father, Gino, has died. It also describes Brighi as being the future Conte, with Conte himself saying that "I recognize myself in him".

The Corriere dello Sport claims that Moggi has made contact with Marcello Lippi, at Viareggio, and that the ex-coach of Juve is ready to return, even being prepared to take a pay cut from his wage at Inter. In the case of Athirson, Fifa should decide on his future today. It is hoped that they will finally close the matter with the legal department at Flamengo. Finally, the paper also comments on the death yesterday of Del Piero's father.

Tuttosport entreats Del Piero to be brave after the death of his father. Del Piero is described as being distraught, and will today go to the funeral at San Vendemiano. Meanwhile, Juve are being linked with a move for Arsenal's French midfielder, Patrick Viera. He is the Bianconeri's main target for the next year, although Arsenal would only be interested in a swap deal involving Edgar Davids. Moggi has stated that the way is clear to buy Thuram and either Toni or Di Michele to replace the leaving Kovacevic. For Van Der Saar, the exams continue. He has returned to his old dependable self, but the shadow of Carini still hangs over him. At Viareggio, Jacobelli awards the "Scirea" prize to Ancelotti.