The former Sheffield Wednesday striker's son, George, has been linked with a move to Leeds United.
With the Owls in the hunt for a play-off place, we look back at some of the stars from their previous Premier League stints.
Hirst's Sheffield Wednesday departure will inevitably raise questions about the future of his son, George, who has been linked with a move to Everton.
HITC Sport's countdown of Sheffield Wednesday's greatest ever players continues with David Hirst
The talented teen scored twice against Germany today.
George Hirst looks every inch as talented as his dad.
The teenager is impressing in the youth ranks at Hillsborough.
David Hirst says he is open to managing Sheffield Wednesday if the opportunity presented itself.