Book look: Thomas Lötz

Over the past decades, Peter Neururer has coached some of Germany’s most popular clubs. He was in charge at 1. FC Saarbrücken, Schalke 04 and 1. FC Köln (Cologne). Quite a few times, the Marl-born soccer manager was fired for being unsuccessful. However, he has also gained the reputation of a ‘football fire-fighter’ for rescuing struggling teams from being relegated.

Just a few weeks ago, Neururer was assigned to ensure that VfL Bochum stays in the 2. Bundesliga, the second-highest league in German football. Neururer worked in Bochum already between 2001 and 2005. Apart from his various management assignments, he is also active for Sport 1, a sports television company. At Sport 1, Neururer developed into one of the country’s most influential football pundits.1

“Peter Neururer. Aus dem Leben eines Bundesligatrainers” tells from difficult times and the many highlights of his career as coach. However, the book also includes information about his successes as a tennis player. Apart from tennis, Neururer was excellent at football as well when he was a teenager.

The author of “Peter Neururer. Aus dem Leben eines Bundesligatrainers” is Thomas Lötz. He previously worked for different football and golf publications but also for Spiegel Online, the website of renowned magazine Der Spiegel. Lötz looks back at how Neururer clashed with Germany’s infamous tabloid dailies, the leading media for the latest football gossip and the hottest rumours about players and managers. The journalist – who cooperated with Neururer about wiring the book – also captures the dramatic moments of Neururer’s heart attack last June.

Peter Neururer. Aus dem Leben eines Bundesligatrainers
By Thomas Lötz
Published by Delius Klasing (www.delius-klasing.de)

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