A lifelong Sheffield Wednesday supporter could finally get his dream move to Hillsborough if the Owls appoint the Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley.
Cowley and his brother Nicky are in advanced talks over the Wednesday vacancy, according to Sky Sports.
The highly-rated pair have already rejected the Owls’ Championship rivals, Huddersfield, as confirmed by the older sibling on Tuesday.
And while he also denied all knowledge of an approach from Sheffield 6, those of a Wednesday persuasion will recall Steve Bruce saying something similar, shortly before he quit to join Newcastle United in mid-July.
Bruce’s exit left the Owls with not just one but a trio of positions to fill, as right-hand men Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence followed the Geordie boss up the M1.
But permanent replacements have yet to be found for either, and if the Cowleys do arrive at Hillsborough they are unlikely to do so alone – which is where Jamie McCombe could come in.
McCombe may be familiar to some Sheffield Wednesday fans as the 6ft 5 former Huddersfield Town and Doncaster Rovers centre-back, who made four appearances against them as a Bristol City and Preston North End player.
But he is now a player/coach at Lincoln – and may find an approach from the Owls tough to turn down should one arrive.
“I was a Sheffield Wednesday fan as a kid growing up and I used to go and watch them,” McCombe admitted to Doncaster’s official website in 2013.
“When I got into the academies, we played on Saturdays so I didn’t get much chance to go.
“I’m still a Wednesday fan, for my sins, but I have no real alliances now.”