John Legere tipped to be named CEO of combined Sprint, T-Mobile

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: June 6, 2014

T-Mobile CEO John Legere

Days after a report claimed that Sprint and T-Mobile are getting close to reaching an agreement on their long-rumored deal, one exec is being tipped as the potential CEO of the combined SprinT-Mobile.

Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that T-Mobile CEO John Legere is likely to be chosen as the head of Sprint and T-Mobile if the two carriers do end up combining. Legere would be tasked with integrating the two management groups and combining Sprint and T-Mo’s network technologies.

While the deal is still far from finished and Legere’s promotion is unconfirmed, current Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has said that it wouldn’t bother him if he weren’t selected to lead SprinT-Mobile. “I am 60 years old. I have a lot of things I still want to do in life,” Hesse explained.

Since being named as T-Mobile CEO in late 2012, John Legere has made a name for himself in the wireless industry for being unfiltered and helping to revitalize T-Mo with several Un-carrier moves. Dan Hesse isn’t nearly as outspoken or widely-known as Legere, which is why I could see Legere being selected as CEO of SprinT-Mobile over Hesse.

What do you think of this latest SprinT-Mobile rumor? Between John Legere and Dan Hesse, which exec do you think would be a better CEO for the combined company?

Via Bloomberg