The CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere, could soon become the next CEO of WeWork.
According to a CNBC report, where sources spoke to CNBC’s David Faber, WeWork is in talks with Legere about possibly taking over the embattled coworking company.
Soft Bank’s Marcelo Claure, the new executive chairman of WeWork, had helped drive a $26 billion merger with T-Mmobile and is close with Legere. Legere is expected to step down as T-Mobile’s CEO once the deal with Sprint is complete.
The Wall Street Journal first reported that the talks had taken place between Legare and the company.
The search is ongoing and no decision has been made, the sources said. A source close to SoftBank confirmed Legere is one of many candidates being considered for the role, but he’s not the leading candidate.
WeWork’s CEO Adam Neumann has recently been removed back in September. Co-CEOs Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham took over after Neumann exited the company.
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