Who is prospective new Northampton Town chairman Kelvin Thomas?

Kelvin Thomas has recently been working at Torquay United. Credit: ITV News

With Northampton Town facing an uncertain future, it's clear that they need a knight in shining armour.

That might just come in the shape of former Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas who has agreed a deal to buy the club - subject to also striking an agreement with the local council.

But who is he and would he be a suitable chairman? Here's our factfile...

What does he do?

Kelvin Thomas is the owner of Florida-based internet radio station Shaq-Fu.

The station was developed in conjunction with former NBA basketball star Shaquille O'Neal and plays a mixture of R&B and Hip-Hop.

Has he got a background in football?

He has a strong track record of helping clubs in crisis.

He notably took over at Oxford United in 2008 with the club on the brink of administration and struggling at the wrong end of the Conference.

Chris Wilder developed a strong relationship with Kelvin Thomas while in charge of Oxford United. Credit: PA

However, Thomas gradually started to turn the club's fortunes around.

He appointed current Northampton boss Chris Wilder as manager and was soon rewarded for his gamble - with Wilder guiding the U's back to the Football League in 2010 after victory against York City at Wembley.

Oxford were promoted to League Two in 2010. Credit: PA

Oxford continued to progress, comfortably finishing in mid-table in their subsequent seasons in League Two, before Thomas left his role in 2012.

What has he been up to recently?

Mr Thomas has recently been working in an advisory role at Conference club Torquay United.

Whilst there, he led a review of the club which had struggled to compete following relegation from the Football League.

He was tasked with finding a solution for how the club could be run in a more sustainable way.

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