Alan Mulally isn't going anywhere... at least not just yet. The CEO who helped turn around Ford Motor Company has been linked to the top job at tech behemoth Microsoft, leading to a flurry of rumors about potential successors. Those rumors, though, may have just been put to rest – at least for a little while.

Speaking to Edsel Ford II (great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford) at the unveiling of the new Mustang, Automotive News Europe confirmed that Mulally would stick around until the end of next year. "Alan is staying through the end of 2014 and that's all I know," said Ford. "Frankly, he has told us that his plan is to stay with Ford through the end of 2014."

Presuming that Edsel Ford is correct and that Microsoft isn't so hot on Mulally that it saves the position for him, it seems increasingly likely that the 68-year-old exec is more interested in continuing to work in Dearborn rather than in Redmond.


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      Dam plm
      • 1 Year Ago
      What this great nation needs now! A guy like Alan Mulally!
      atc98092
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish he'd come back to Boeing. These McDonald Douglas people that took over after the merger are running it into the ground. But he's probably too smart for that. I think he'd make a great CEO for Microsoft, because Balmer's done a terrible job there and they are drowning.
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @atc98092
        With MD came bean counters that are over seeing the engineers, never a good thing. I bet you the 787 could have had a better launch had they allowed the engineers to gamble more like they use to.
      Turbo_S60
      • 1 Year Ago
      GOOD!!!!!!
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is the picture of a confident man. Seriously this should be painted and put in the museum when he retires.
      SirUno
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome.
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      User Jarda liked this! :P