UPDATE 1-Porsche CEO bids to run sports car brands in revamped VW
* VW leaders agreed on ceding power to brand - Mueller
* VW's centralised structure no longer manageable - Mueller
* Supervisory board to discuss VW structure Sept. 25 (Adds CEO comments, detail and background)
By Andreas Cremer and Ilona Wissenbach
FRANKFURT, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Porsche's top executive is bidding to lead sports car operations at its parent Volkswagen as Europe's biggest automaker adopts a new structure to boost foreign sales and profits.
The German company is aiming to decentralise, ceding more power to foreign divisions and brands in a bid to boost sales in the United States and other markets and become more nimble, sources told Reuters in June.
Porsche Chief Executive Matthias Mueller, a member of VW's top management board, said on Tuesday the panel wants to give more responsibility to tie-ups between brands within the parent group and tossed his hat into the ring to run a combination of Porsche, Bentley and Bugatti.
"I would like to take up this task," the executive said in an interview at the Frankfurt auto show.
The 12-brand VW group "can no longer be managed in this centralised way," he said, adding that no decisions on brand lineups or personnel have been taken yet. Continuación...