John Legere, T-Mobile CEO. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is in talks to take over the top job at WeWork after the departure of co-founder Adam Neumann, the Wall Street Journal reported.
But, but, but: CNBC later reported that "a source close to SoftBank confirmed Legere is one of many candidates being considered for the role, but he’s not the leading candidate."
Between the lines: "T-Mobile and WeWork have leadership in place that runs in similar circles," CNBC notes.
- "SoftBank, which took control of WeWork last month, is a majority owner of Sprint and played a role in installing Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. Claure, who was recently named WeWork’s executive chairman, helped orchestrate the $26 billion merger with T-Mobile, which is widely expected to be approved."
- "Legere is expected to step down as T-Mobile’s CEO once the deal with Sprint is complete."