The report noted that Muller's attempts at reform have been held up by political obstacles, especially opposition from labour leaders.
Volkswagen has replaced its chief executive with Herbert Diess, who takes on responsibility for the entire company after overseeing the VW brand.
Diess joined from BMW in 2015 with a reputation for driving change. Karlheinz Blessing, head of human resources, has been replaced by Gunnar Kilian, secretary-general of VW's works council, which represents employees. VW has paid more than $30 billion in fines for the scandal, but the company maintained plans to expand sales in the USA despite suffering sales declines.
VOLKSWAGEN'S board abruptly ended the tenure of chief executive officer Matthias Mueller, a caretaker who revived the carmaker after its worst crisis on record, turning instead to a leader who can implement deeper changes, people familiar with the matter said.
The powerful supervisory board, which devolves day-to-day management to the company's management board, is understood to have been looking at ways in which the company could be restructured following the Dieselgate scandal - the passenger auto brands within the Volkswagen Group are set to be divided into "volume", "premium" and "super premium" sections headed by Diess, Audi boss Rupert Stadler and Porsche chief Oliver Blume.
Notably, this news comes as Volkswagen appears to be mulling a possible stock market listing of its truck and bus division - leading one to think that the different news items may be intimately linked together.
House Speaker Ryan won't run for re-election
A source familiar told CNN that Ryan called House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy about his retirement before the news broke. Ryan's office later confirmed the news, saying Ryan would serve out the remainder of his term before retiring in January.
He apologized for the scandal and launched what was described as an effort to make the company's management more open to discussion and less top-down, factors that may have abetted the emissions cheating.
That would give him a sweeping mandate to review broader changes to the way the group is managed.
As Volkswagen AG fought for its survival two years ago, Herbert Diess - a fresh hire from BMW AG - appeared headed for a rapid exit after a tense standoff with the company's powerful labour unions over cost-cutting measures.
Continuing, Reuters reports: "But the persistent tug of war between its controlling families, unions and other stakeholders have made it hard to drive through structural changes that investors have said are key to the company fulfilling its potential".
"The unions will try to firm up their power with the new leadership structure", he said.