The news follows a miserly run of form that, following an impressive start to the season, has yielded just one win in ten matches, with five points now all that stands between the tenth-placed North Rhine-Westphalian club and the bottom three.
Second stint not a success
In the club's press release, sporting director Christian Hochstätter underlined unresolvable differences in the public representation of the club, as the reason behind parting ways with Neururer, who guided Bochum to the UEFA Cup during his first stint in charge between 2001 and 2005.
The 59-year-old becomes the fifth second-tier head coach to be let go in the 2014/15 campaign - 1. FC Nürnberg (Valerien Ismael), 1860 München (Ricardo Moniz), Erzgebirge Aue (Falko Götz) and St. Pauli (Roland Vrabec) - with current assistant coach Frank Heinemann set to take over first-team duties in the interim.