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Alan Tinsley (born in Fleetwood, Lancashire) is an English former professional football midfielder and non-league manager. He played in the Football League for Preston North End and Bury.
Tinsley played for Preston North End, which he left to join Bury in August 1970. On leaving Bury in 1975, he joined Mossley. He later played for Fleetwood Town before joining Blackpool Wren Rovers.
Tinsley left Rovers to rejoin Mossley in October 1980, remaining with them until the end of the season. With Mossley he missed their FA Cup shock win at home to Football League side Crewe Alexandra, but did play in the second round tie which Mossley lost 3-1 at home to Mansfield Town. He played 94 times in his two spells with Mossley, scoring 7 times. After leaving Mossley, ge re-signed for Fleetwood Town.
He later became manager of Fleetwood Town and in 1994 became manager of Lancaster City. He resigned in November 1996, but had a second spell in charge of Lancaster from 1998 to March 1999 when resigned with a complaint about the standard of refereeing.