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We’ve already heard that Ford CEO Alan Mulally is a contender to be Microsoft’s (s msft) new CEO. Now All Things D has anointed him the front runner — despite the pretty categorical denial he issued a few weeks back. At about the same time, Reuters reported that the Ford board was open to Mulally leaving sooner than 2014, as previously planned.

As GigaOM has reported, there’s a lot to recommend Mulally for this post. His family remains in the Seattle area — he was formerly CEO of Boeing, when it was headquartered there. And, Ford and Microsoft have long been aligned as business partners — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s father was a Ford exec.

And, if Mulally, who is credited with turning around Boeing(s ba) and then Ford(s f), could add a Microsoft revival to his credits, he would go down in history as a three-time corporate savior.

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