Murdoch Is Said to Want Iger to Stay as Disney C.E.O.

As part of 21st Century Fox’s sale talks, Rupert Murdoch has asked that Robert A. Iger extend his reign at Disney to oversee an integration of assets.

LOS ANGELES — Who will replace Robert A. Iger as chief executive of the Walt Disney Company when he retires in July 2019?It could well be Robert A. Iger.Disney is in talks to buy significant parts of 21st Century Fox, the media conglomerate controlled by the Murdoch family, and Rupert Murdoch has asked that any sale involve a commitment by Mr. Iger to extend his reign at Disney — for a fourth time — to help manage the absorption of Fox assets like the FX cable channel and the Star television ...