With Mr Mueller agreeing to go, the controlling Porsche-Piech clan, the state of Lower Saxony and powerful labour leaders settled on Herbert Diess, chief of the namesake brand, as successor, ruling out other top executives such as the chief financial officer, the heavy-trucks chief and PorscheCEO, the people said.
64-year-old Mr Mueller, always a reluctant CEO who had grown tired of the regular grillings by board members, responded during the talks by signalling he was prepared to step aside, they said.
Since the scandal broke in September, 2015, numerous company's top executives have been tossed overboard. Amid opposition from labour leaders, he failed to sell motorbike maker Ducati previous year.
Mueller held the top job for more than 2½ years after succeeding CEO Martin Winterkorn, who was ousted days after the company's diesel pollution scandal was exposed in September 2015. "Unions and Lower Saxony together have the power to block his appointment".
The announcement was made after Volkswagen directors ousted Mueller and deliberated ways to reform an empire which has motorbike, bus, truck and passenger vehicle brands including Ducati, Bentley, Porsche, Audi, Scania and Skoda.
"Diess is ready to weather conflict, which is important to make things happen in a company like Volkswagen", said Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, director of the University of Duisburg-Essen's Center for Automotive Research.
PSG and Bayern Munich enquire about Newcastle star
Bayern had better chances before the break through Mats Hummels and Franck Ribery , who shot straight at the goalkeeper. Zinedine Zidane's men are aiming to reach the Champions League semi-finals for a record eighth consecutive season.
Cannes Film Festival to host global premiere of 'Solo
Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian , as well as Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson . The match may appear odd at first glance, but Star Wars and Cannes do have a history.
That plan comes as rivals, including Fiat Chrysler and Daimler, consider spin-offs or legally separate divisions to boost their share prices and raise cash to fund development of electric and self-driving cars.
Volkswagen on Tuesday issued a cryptic statement saying Mueller has "showed his general willingness" to contribute to changes to the CEO job as part of a review of the group's management structure. His contract is due to run until 2020.
Since then, Diess has worked to overcome the reputational damage from the emissions cheating scandal, as well as to cut costs and increase profits at the core Volkswagen brand.
"Mueller has expressed frustration with the pace of Volkswagen's transformation and more recently about his ability to turn around the brand's image following revelations the company had tested toxic fumes on monkeys".
Mueller had "signalled he was open to play a part in the changes" in conversations with supervisory board chief Hans Dieter Poetsch, the company said in a statement.
David Ferrer will face Kohlschreiber in the decider, with Spain eyeing a place in the semi-finals for the first time since 2012. Germany then took a 2-1 lead when Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff won the doubles rubber against Feliciano and Marc Lopez.
Germany's justice minister has applauded a court's decision to free Puigdemont on bail, two weeks after his arrest in Germany. Spain would now have to prove that Puigdemont was guilty of misusing public funds, she said, adding "That won't be easy".
The Celtics now have to play knowing that Kyrie is out for the season, which can't make his teammates feel good right about now. The Celtics said Thursday that the fracture in Irving's patella has completely healed and the knee remains structurally sound.
The CBO predicted a 3.3% advance this year for the US economy, the world's largest, but a drop to 2.4% in 2019. Congress and President Donald Trump , the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.
A two-year investigation found that important bearings in the $25 million machine failed, likely due to improper maintenance. Fort Campbell says they have been members of the 101st Fight Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Pakistan had brokered the first round of direct talks between the fragile Afghan government and Taliban in Islamabad in July 2015. It was during his meeting with Janjua that Ghani invited Abbasi to Kabul to "initiate a state-to-state comprehensive dialogue".
Public health officials have said the product is not safe, and urge that if anyone has purchased it they shouldn't use it. While efforts are underway to get the contaminated drugs out of circulation, it's possible they could re-emerge.
Edelman instantly thought of the mass shooting about five weeks earlier in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 people were killed. Edelman immediately reached out to his assistant in Boston, who reportedly pored over comments in search of the post.
The big surprise is in the shape, because it's believed it'll be a 4-4-2 that mutates into a 4-2-3-1 when attacking. Going forward, the wingers will also stretch Real's defence, which should open up pockets for Dybala to work in.
The Portland Police Bureau said they know of no direct threats against anyone and that no one has been targeted. Torturing a Muslim, butchering a Muslim, burning or bombing a mosque and nuking Mecca are also listed.
New trailer offers more footage from 'Solo
Joonas Suotamo , left, as Chewbacca and Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo appear in a scene from " Solo: A Star Wars Story ". One of the first things I did not notice until watching this new trailer was the nose of the Millenium Falcon.
United States questions Syria's role in disarmament forum
A Navy destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, was underway in the eastern Mediterranean after completing a port call in Cyprus. Monday was the first day on the job for Bolton, who has previously advocated military action against Syria.
Global court warns Israel may be charged for Gaza deaths
Israeli troops on the other side of the fence responded with live fire, tear gas, rubber coated steel pellets and water cannons. Yaser Murtaja was shot in the abdomen near the border with Israel while covering demonstrations by Palestinian refugees.
Backpage Gets Shut Down By The Feds, Co-Founder Charged
Backpage's adult services listings carrying adverts from sex workers , which are purportedly the focus of criminal probes. They designated Backpage , mentioning dozens of circumstances in which minors had been trafficked via the website.
Out Of State Support For Teachers At Oklahoma City Rally
About 100 teachers from Tulsa also continued a 110-mile walk to the capitol on Thursday after beginning the trek the day before. Those measures are expected to generate additional dollars that can be directed toward education.
Dictator Kim Jong-un goes pop as Korean tensions thaw
The song previously closed an inter-Korean art performance in September 2002 and Samjiyon's performance in Seoul in February. Members of Red Velvet , one of South Korea's top K-pop groups, sang their hits " Bad Boy " and " Red Flavor ".
Trump vows to deploy military to Mexican border
Trump accused Mexico of abetting and profiting from illegal immigration, which he pledged in his 2016 election campaign to halt. The president fired off several tweets on Tuesday about the caravan march toward the "Weak Laws" border of Mexico.