The former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder is believed to be in talks with regards to an assistant manager function at Villa Park.
Paul Lambert is keen to carry contemporary faces into his backroom staff, and Keane's vast expertise at the greatest degree would make him a helpful addition.
He would be wanting to incorporate his obligations at Villa with people under Martin O'Neill with the Irish national aspect, but any input at Leading League amount would be most welcome.
Vlaar certainly sees it that way, with the Dutch defender - who is currently away on World Cup obligation - hoping he will return to England to locate Keane at Lambert's side and Villa completely ready to drive on into an enjoyable new era.
The club captain claimed in the Birmingham Mail: "I will not know him as a man or woman, I know him as a player.
"He has a ton of preventing spirit, and I believe that would be genuinely great for us.
" He's a extremely solid character. I consider most people has a lot of respect for him and I appear forward to it."