John Legere is officially leaving T-Mobile for an unknown destination

John Legere is officially leaving T-Mobile for an unknown destination
As T-Mobile inches closer and closer to wrapping up a merger that's been quite a long time in the making, so is John Legere approaching a big career move first rumored last week. While the charismatic current CEO of the nation's third-largest wireless service provider and the architect of the "Un-carrier" strategy is reportedly not in contention for the top job at WeWork after all, it's been confirmed earlier today that T-Mo will get a new skipper on May 1, 2020.

His name shouldn't exactly catch you off guard, as Legere jokingly called Mike Sievert his son on a number of occasions since he personally hired the COO back in 2012 while in fact spending all this time preparing to hand over the baton. Sievert began as T-Mobile's Chief Marketing Officer, assuming Chief Operating Officer responsibilities in 2015 and adding President as a job title just last year.

After stepping down as Chief Executive Officer at the end of his contract on April 30, 2020, John Legere will remain a member of the T-Mobile Board of Directors, with Mike Sievert beginning his reign as President and CEO the very next day. Clearly, this transition has been a long time coming, but T-Mo may have hoped to make the move official after the closing of its union with Sprint.

Of course, as highlighted by Legere himself on Twitter, the CEO credited with T-Mobile's steady growth in recent years is "not going anywhere soon", staying on until April 30 to "focus on a smooth transition" and getting the Sprint mega deal done "for America." In theory, there's a very good chance the merger will indeed be finalized in a few months, although many people probably thought the exact same thing a few months ago. 

Despite formal approvals from both the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission, a lawsuit filed by a number of state attorneys general continues to block the happy ending of a convoluted saga. As far as John Legere is concerned, we'll be sure to keep an eye on his job prospects as we're curious to see what company will give credit to his decidedly unorthodox management style next.

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11 Comments

1. TadTrickle

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

I dont like this, not at all. Its gonna be like after apple losing Jobs, worse

2. Xavier1415

Posts: 220; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Talks all that crap then leaves lol

3. sirohunter

Posts: 214; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

OH NO :(

4. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 618; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

This is like the third time this story has changed... Geez just happen already

10. drazwy

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I know, I JUST read an article that said he's officially not leaving. Officially unofficially officially.

5. RoryBreaker

Posts: 250; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

That's gonna feel like a huge void!

6. TBomb

Posts: 1660; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Watch him be like "I"m leaving T-Mobile to be a part of [Insert Sprint-T-Mobile Merger name here]!"

7. Txchilibowl

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 14, 2019

Who cares? He's a loudmouth dope anyways....

8. thxultra

Posts: 472; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

He has done huge things for T-Mobile concerning he is leaving. One of the big things about the Sprint/T-Mobile merger was he was going to run the merged company. This is just another reason I'm skeptical of the merger.

9. Vokilam

Posts: 1367; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

What? He’s the face of T-Mobile.

11. Nwamazi

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 06, 2019

I hope his replacement isn't going to screw up the New T-Mobile. I am weary when ever Sprint gets in the mix. Remember Nextel, anyone? Sprint bought and screwed it up. Hope T-Mobile doesn't become as anemic as Sprint.

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