Peter Neururer

Peter Neururer (2011)

Peter Neururer ( born April 26, 1955 in Marl) is a German football coach, who has a contract with VfL Bochum.


Neurer himself was an active footballer, but was not injured on operations in the amateur league addition. To be able to participate in professional football, he therefore decided early on a career as a coach.

First experiences

His coaching career began after his sports teacher's diploma at TuS Haltern. At Rot-Weiss Essen and Alemannia Aachen the self-confessed fan of FC Schalke 04 in the late 1980s was the first short-term appointments in the professional business before he became head coach of FC Schalke 04 on 11 April 1989. Although he could have first successes (second place in the table in the Bundesliga 2 ), dismissed Club President Günter Eichberg the coach November 13, 1990 surprising.

"Fireman "

Neurer left the Ruhr area and acquired in the coming years due to numerous short-term employments reputation as a " fireman ". Neither at Hertha BSC, the 1st FC Cologne 1.FC Saarbrücken, Hannover 96, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Kickers Offenbach nor LR Ahlen he remained for more than two years in office.

Success with Bochum

Longer- term success should be found again only with VfL Bochum, where he became the successor to 2001 Bernard Dietz on December 4 Neurer. Right away he led the club back to the Bundesliga and in the meantime to the table top. Due to this success, VfL extended the contract with Neurer on 4 March 2004 for a further two years until 30 June 2007. VfL reached in the 2003/04 season in fifth place in the Bundesliga and thus played in the season 2004/ 05 in the UEFA Cup, but without reaching the group stage. Persistent failure in the 2004/05 season brought the VfL ​​in an acutely relegation-threatened situation so that the then Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Werner Altegoer, and Neurer together to terminate the contract at the end of the season agreed in May 2005, if the VfL ​​Bochum should descend. After the descent of the VfL ​​was introduced as the successor to Marcel Koller on 23 May 2005 to the public.

The third last game with VfL Bochum against 1 FC Nuremberg on May 7, 2005, which won the Franks 2-1, was Neururers 500th game as head coach in the professional field and also his 100th as a coach on the bench VfL. On this game was followed by two worthless victories in the last two games of the season against Stuttgart and Hamburg.

Hannover 96

From 9 November 2005 to 30 August 2006 was Neurer coach of first division club Hannover 96 at the end of the 2005/06 season he was there again already controversial, as the club failed to match the initial success of his appointment in the second half and the goal for the season - was missed - digit table space. After the third round of the season 2006 /07, Hannover 96 and Neurer parted amicably. Neurer stood until the summer of 2007 in Hanover continued under contract.

Beginning of June 2007 Neurer claimed that in the 1980s with the doping agent Captagon in the Bundesliga was widespread. The DFB urged him then to name names and facts. Neurer claiming " all Schalke " were in the late 1980s partly doped. " I do not! ": Ex- Schalke -04- President Eichberg commented on this statement with

MSV Duisburg

On 16 November 2008, the MSV Duisburg Neurer committed to succeed Rudi Bommer. His contract was initially limited to the end of the season 2008/ 09, but was extended in early 2009 by one year until the end of the season 2009/10. After an unsuccessful start to the second division season 2009/10, the paths of the MSV and Neururers separated on October 29, 2009. He was succeeded by Milan Šašić.

Return to VfL Bochum

On April 8, 2013 Neurer came with six games left in the season the successor of Karsten Neitzel as coach of VfL Bochum, who was at that time in the relegation zone of the 2nd Bundesliga. He initially received a contract until the end of the season 2012/13. The first four games of VfL Bochum led by Neurer could be won, including three clean sheets. Through his personality and the initial successes Neurer could ignite such a euphoria in Bochum that the VfL ​​played for the second time in the second division history of the club on May 4, 2013 a sold out home ground. On the penultimate matchday Bochum secured under Neurer clinched the league. Thereupon Neurer agreed with the club on a contract extension until June 2015.

Teams managed


On June 9, 2012 Neurer suffered while playing golf in Gelsenkirchen a heart attack and was sedated for several days. In October 2012 his biography written by Thomas Lotz Peter Neururer appeared: From the Life of a Bundesliga coach.