News of the Hastings United assistant manager’s appointment filtered through on Thursday afternoon.
He said: “I wasn’t at Hastings for the longest time but I got to know one or two faces there and I’ll be sad to leave. I’m grateful to Jason (Hopkinson) for giving me the opportunity.”
The former Brighton & Hove Albion defender joined the Hastings backroom staff in March but he admitted the travelling from his Selsey home was becoming too much.
Hinshelwood, 27, is expected to help out Hopkinson for the last time when Carshalton Athletic visit The Pilot Field on Saturday before taking charge of Selsey’s FA Cup tie away to Erith & Belvedere the next day.