Expedia (EXPE - Get Report) CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that he will accept the CEO role at ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc.

Khosrowshahi told the publication that once the contracts are finalized, he expects to assume the role. The board of the beleaguered ride-hailing firm unanimously voted to hire Khosrowshahi following a nine-week search.

Khosrowshahi also told the Journal that he expects former CEO Travis Kalanick would be involved in the company, though he did not specify in what capacity. He characterized the relationship the two have as "budding," adding "I think there's mutual respect there."

Kalanick resigned as CEO of Uber in June over pressure from five major shareholders.

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