Mobile’s John Legere reportedly in talks to become WeWork’s new CEO


John Legere is well-known for helping to make T-Mobile into a more competitive carrier in the US market, and now a new report says that another company is eyeing Legere to help it turn things around.

Besides this bleak financial outlook, WeWork is also undergoing personnel issues - co-founder leaving the company, an unusual situation of two co-CEOs in place, and the lack of a clear successor. But the man positioned to head that new company is in talks to lead another major undertaking: a rescue mission for WeWork.

T-Mobile declined to comment on the report.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere at the company's headquarters in Bellevue, Wash.

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Neumann's departure came after WeWork's failed attempt at an initial public offering. Legere is CEO of T-Mobile, which he has led since 2012.

The merger between the third- and fourth-largest USA wireless companies cleared a hurdle in July when the Justice Department approved the acquisition. The unconventional CEO, who has taken to Twitter to criticize rivals as "Dumb and Dumber", has built the UnCarrier brand, adding millions of subscribers every quarter, and has shaken up the wireless industry by eliminating wireless contracts and other offerings, such as unlimited data plans. SoftBank is a majority owner of Sprint, and Marcelo Claure, SoftBank's COO, is a chairman on both Sprint and WeWork's boards.

Legere, 61, has run T-Mobile for the past six years and is credited with turning the company's fortunes by attracting large volumes of customers from competitors, and instigating a $26 billion takeover of Sprint.