Former Yahoo CEO Says His Successor Will Need Years to Turn Things Around Bloomberg

Russ Levinsohn, the former interim chief executive officer of Yahoo!, said his successor Marissa Mayer will require years and a patient board to turn around the Web company, reports Bloomberg.

"You can’t turn that company or any company of size around in six months or a year," Levinsohn said in an interview, his first since he stepped down.

He held the CEO role for less than three months and was a candidate for the permanent position before Yahoo hired Mayer, a Google executive. Mayer is Yahoo's fifth CEO in three years.