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Old 07-11-2005, 20:33   #52
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Peter Neururer has dropped out of the running to be the new Nurnberg coach.

Nurnberg are looking for a successor to Wolfgang Wolf, who was fired last week, but after holding initial talks with the duo, Nurnberg’s managing director Martin Bader had to reveal that the club have been forced to look elsewhere.

With Nurnberg’s fans protesting against the signing of Matthaus — a legend of Nurnberg's arch-rivals Bayern Munich — Bader admitted that the former German international will stay in charge of Hungary.

“At the end of the day the criticism was too much and in a desperate situation like ours, we need to have the fans on our side,” stressed Bader.

Former Bochum boss Neururer has, meanwhile, also turned down the job after watching the club in action over the weekend.

Guided by interim boss Dieter Lieberwirth a helpless Nurnberg suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Stuttgart and remain bottom of Die Bundesliga, already four points adrift of safety.

“Mr Neururer told us that he is no longer interested as he feels that he won’t be able to help us,” explained Bader.

Former Leverkusen and Hamburg coach Klaus Toppmoller and ex-Dortmund and Stuttgart boss Matthias Sammer are the names mentioned most frequently around the Frankenstadion, but it remains to be seen if they are ready to take the FCN hot seat.
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