Owls academy manager Dean Ramsdale is leaving to join Premier League giants Manchester City, The Star understands.
Barring any last minute hitches, Ramsdale is expected to move to the Etihad Stadium outfit ahead of the 2017/18 season.
It is believed Ramsdale will join City’s academy scouting department and travel the globe searching for the best youth talent.
Ramsdale has spent over four and a half years at Hillsborough. He was brought in by former Wednesday manager Dave Jones and has helped revitalise the club’s youth set-up.
Wednesday’s youngsters have excelled this year. Their Under-23s, managed by Neil Thompson, scooped two trophies, winning the Professional Development League Two North title and defeated Hull City 3-1 in the play-off final at Hillsborough.
Several academy players were handed their debuts last term, including Cameron Dawson, Connor O’Grady, James Murphy and George Hirst.
In an interview with The Star earlier this year, Ramsdale, a well-respected figure in the sport, having worked in youth development over 20 years, said: “We have improved everything from top to bottom.
“From when I first came in, we have heavily restructured our recruitment department. We have now got specific heads of local, national and international recruitment.
“We’ve got boys in our system who we wouldn’t have got before. We have got better players but we are looking to constantly get better.”
Meanwhile, prolific young striker Hirst will be looking to impress for England in the Toulon tournament. The Three Lions face Angola in opening Group A match tonight.