Bochum - Head coach Peter Neururer has agreed to an extension on his contract at VfL Bochum 1848, meaning he will remain in the post until June 2015.

The two-year contract comes with the target of making sure of the club’s Bundesliga 2 status early next season and competing in the upper half of the table in the following campaign.

Instant impact

Neururer took up the reins at Bochum on 8 April with the club languishing in 16th place after a 3-0 home defeat to 1. FC Erzgebirge Aue. Thereafter, however, the 58-year-old, in his second spell coaching the team, inspired a run of results that saw the club take twelve points from its final six games, finishing in 14th place and avoiding relegation.

"We are extremely happy with the work of the coach and his staff," said Hans-Peter Villis, chairman of the club’s board. "They have turned results around very quickly, and we are convinced that the club is moving in the right direction with Peter Neururer at the helm."

Aiming high

Neururer himself was delighted to commit to a longer-term deal: "Everyone knows what VfL Bochum means to me. I can see the potential in this club and this team. Our long-term aim is to re-establish ourselves in the Bundesliga again."