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Gubitosi seen as new Telecom Italia boss after Altavilla quits race - source

Gubitosi seen as new Telecom Italia boss after Altavilla quits race - source
Alitalia special commissioner Luigi Gubitosi talks during a news conference at the Alitalia headquarters at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Italy May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli -
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MILAN (Reuters) - Italian manager Luigi Gubitosi is expected to be proposed as Telecom Italia's <TLIT.MI> new CEO on Sunday after rival Alfredo Altavilla pulled out of the race for the top job at Italy's biggest phone group, a source familiar with the matter said.

Telecom Italia's board will meet late on Sunday to appoint a new CEO after former boss Amos Genish was unexpectedly sacked on Tuesday while he was away on business in Asia.

Both Gubitosi - who once headed telecoms group Wind - and Altavilla have been sitting on Telecom Italia's board as independent directors proposed by Elliott since the activist fund wrested control of the board from top shareholder Vivendi <VIV.PA> last May.

(Reporting by Agnieszka Flak, editing by Giselda Vagnoni)

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