VW's Piech asked Porsche CEO to be ready to take VW helm

April 24, 2015 12:13 PM

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BERLIN, April 24 (Reuters) - Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech asked Porsche Chief Executive Matthias Mueller at the start of this week to be prepared to take the helm at VW, Spiegel Online reported on Friday without citing the source of the information.

Piech, who triggered a leadership crisis at Europe's largest automaker this month by publicly withdrawing support for VW Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, on Thursday denied rumours he was still pushing for the CEO's dismissal.

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