Paul Farbrace has resigned from his post as Sri Lanka coach, paving the way for his appointment as Peter Moores' assistant with England.
Former Middlesex and Kent wicketkeeper Farbrace has stepped down after it emerged the England and Wales Cricket Board was locked in compensation talks with Sri Lanka.
The 46-year-old's appointment with England should now be ratified shortly by the ECB.
Sri Lanka Cricket's statement read: "The national coach Paul Farbrace tendered his resignation and has indicated to SLC of his unavailability to continue with SLC with immediate effect in order to take up an appointment with the ECB."
Farbrace only joined Sri Lanka three months ago, with his contract set to run until the end of the 2015 World Cup.
The former Kent coach helped Sri Lanka to a run of just one defeat in 18 matches, but the country's top stars have been embroiled in contract disputes with the board.
Sri Lanka saw off India to claim the World Twenty20 title earlier this month, and that will remain Farbrace's legacy.
England cricket bosses have spent the last week haggling with Sri Lanka over the terms of Farbrace's release, and now the two boards have come to an agreement over compensation.
Moores was officially unveiled at Lord's on Saturday, flanked by captain Alastair Cook and ECB managing director Paul Downton.
Moores has left Lancashire to return to the England job he vacated in 2009.
Downton has been keen to usher in a new era, refusing to countenance any way back into the fold for Kevin Pietersen.
The ECB has been keen to add international coaching experience to its backroom staff, and Farbrace will act as number two in all formats of the game.
Downton admitted on Saturday that Moores' assistant could even take full control of specific tours or tournaments, once the duo have fully established themselves in their new roles.
The ECB declined to comment when contacted on Tuesday morning.