Mr. Müller promised to change Volkswagen's corporate culture to be less authoritarian and less prone to the kind of behavior that led to the emissions cheating and other scandals.
Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch is leading the process and Mueller has "showed his general willingness to contribute to the changes", the company said.
However, Volkswagen refused City AM's request to confirm whether Muller was resigning, and whether he would be replaced by Diess. Shares in Volkswagen surged in Tuesday afternoon trading, adding as much as five percent on the day before paring their gains to around 4.0 per cent at a price of 170.84 euros around 3:30 p.m.
The 64-year-old Mueller, always a reluctant CEO who had grown tired of the regular grillings by board members, responded during the talks by signaling he was prepared to step aside, they said.
News of replacing Mueller moved shares upward. VW officials had no statement beyond the two-paragraph filing.
Diess, who has a doctorate in assembly automation and spent eight years on BMW's executive board, came to VW with high ambitions. As the executive overseeing VW's biggest unit, he routinely butted heads with the powerful labour union as he sought to cut costs and simplify the byzantine structure of the carmaker. Amid opposition from labor leaders, Mueller failed to sell motorbike maker Ducati previous year.
"I don't see an obvious trigger that would have prompted this", said Christian Ludwig, an analyst at Bankhaus Lampe.
Longtime CEO Winterkorn quit after the firm admitted in 2015 to manipulating 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide to cheat regulatory emissions tests in a scandal that became known as "dieselgate". Its profit margin climbed to 7.4% of sales a year ago from 6% in 2015, when the crisis hit. The company sold a record 10.74 million vehicles, making it the world's largest carmaker, though the title is disputed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, which sold 10.6 million and says Volkswagen is counting trucks that aren't cars.
Its complex structure has extended to its main shareholder, Porsche Automobil Holding, where VW's chairman serves as the CEO and Mueller also serves as a top executive.
The German carmaker said on Tuesday it was considering a change in leadership as part of a broader management overhaul, but gave few details.
On the basis of these considerations, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft is now in discussions with certain members of the Supervisory Board and of the Board of Management.
This arrangement, and others like it throughout the country, help companies and utilities meet their renewable energy goals. Currently, Apple has completed 25 renewable energy projects all over the world, with 626 megawatts of generating capacity.
The previous title holder was Francisco Nuñez Olivera , of Spain , who passed away in January this year at the age of 113. He dug into the cake after it was cut and served, calling it "delicious", according to NHK public television.
Center Eric Wood retired due to a neck injury, while left tackle Cordy Glenn was traded to the Cincinnati Bengals . Incognito earned three of his four Pro Bowl selections in Buffalo, and was considered among the Bills team leaders.
Tottenham officials are understood to be contemplating lodging an appeal to the Premier League on Kane's behalf. In a video posted to Twitter after the game, Kane said: "Great win - obviously very delighted with my goal".
A fire has broken out at Trump Tower in NY , with black smoke and flames seen billowing from one of the upper storeys. Nigro went on to describe the fire as "difficult" and said the high rise "had a considerable amount of smoke".
Rizzo missed three straight games but told reporters on Sunday that he wants to play in the Cubs' Wrigley Field debut on Monday. He has been sidelined by back tightness, but he might be able to play in the rescheduled home opener.
This incident shortly follows the sentencing of Frank Andrew Hoover - a prime example of one of Taylor's aforementioned haters. Sussex Police said: "Police have released CCTV images of a man sought in connection with a robbery in Brighton".
The school district agreed a year ago to purchase the church property at the intersection of Norfolk Avenue and 25th Street. But renovations will be done keeping in mind that the building could eventually be used as an elementary school, she said.
It was Soros's foundation's humane take on the refugees that put it in a confrontation with the Orban regime. His Fidesz party won a two-thirds majority in parliament, as it did in two previous elections.